Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

See The Forest® – Phase II

Tags: Forestry, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: Southern New England Forest Consortium

Client Type: Network/Collaborative

Year: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Location: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island

The Southern New England Forest Consortium sponsored development of materials and implementation of See the Forest for communities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Participants learned about forest health, forest economics, and institutional arrangements governing forests in each of their communities. They developed goals, indicators, measures, and actions regarding their local forested resources. For example, in Burrillville, Rhode Island, community members conducted a survey of residents to determine how forests are used for recreation and made plans for a trail map.