Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

See The Forest

Tags: Forestry, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: RJ Turner Company, USDA

Client Type: For-profit, Federal Agency

Year: 1998, 1999

Location: Vermont, Washington DC

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. worked with conservation commissions in Starksboro and Huntington, Vermont to develop a community-based education program designed to help communities appreciate forests as economic, environmental and social assets. The program provides a unique combination of factual information, group process skill development, and experience in the forest. The program, which includes five training modules, was developed as a pilot and funded by USDA’s Small Business Innovation in Research program.

My view of my own woodland had been expanded. I’ve never looked at the woods as a potential source of profit before.    
- See the Forest participant