Skip to main content

The Engines of Change in Rsource-Dependent Communities

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Social scientists have long attempted to understand change in natural resource-dependent communities. This article examines the relationship of three alternative “engines of change”: local resource production, local historical events, and broad societal trends. Regression models were used to examine the relationships between four dimensions of community social change (size, structure, cohesion, and anomie) and the alternative “engines of change” in seven resource-dependent communities in the Pacific Northwest for over 50 year time periods. Included in the group were four timber towns, as well as communities dependent upon fishing, tourism, and mining. The data suggest that broad societal trends followed by local historical events explain the largest proportion of the variation in community social change dimensions of size and structure. Local resource production has modest explanatory power when combined with the other “engines of change.” FOR. SCI. 46(3): 344–355.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Community social change; Pacific Northwest; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; regression models; resource production

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Department of Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844-1133, Phone: (208) 885-7311; Fax: (208) 885-6226 [email protected] 2: National Park Service, Department of Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844-1133, Phone: (208) 885-7129; Fax: 208-885-6226 [email protected] 3: Faculty of Forestry, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, One Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210-2778, [email protected]

Publication date: 2000-08-01

More about this publication?
  • Important Notice: SAF's journals are now published through partnership with the Oxford University Press. Access to archived material will be available here on the Ingenta website until March 31, 2018. For new material, please access the journals via OUP's website. Note that access via Ingenta will be permanently discontinued after March 31, 2018. Members requiring support to access SAF's journals via OUP's site should contact SAF's membership department for assistance.

    Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Podcasts
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more