Warm Springs Tribe: http://www.warmsprings.com/
Warm Springs Extension Service: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/warmsprings/index.php
Author Paints Small Town's Struggle in "Methland", from NPR's All Things Considered, July 8, 2009.
Gunter, Tara Rae. 2001. Wallowa Resources: Beyond Green and Brown. Prepared for the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation: Workshop on Collaborative Resource Management in the Interior West, October 18-20, 2001. Red Lodge, MT: Red Lodge Clearinghouse.
Pulaski, Alex. "Nine States of Oregon - A region on the ropes: Rural ranchers and farmers fight to survive as their political power withers." The Oregonian. November 4, 2003.
Thoreau Institute study of Wallowa County: http://www.ti.org/transits.html
Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce: http://www.wallowacountychamber.com/
Wallowa County Chieftain: http://www.wallowacountychieftain.info/
Wallowa County Government: http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/
Wallowa County - Nez Perce Tribe Salmon Habitat Recovery Plan with Multi Species Habitat Strategy: http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/salmonplan/
Wallowa County OSU Extension Office: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/wallowa/
Wallowa Resources: http://www.wallowaresources.org/
Wandschneider, Rich. "Building a house of cards in the rural West." Crosscut Seattle. August 18, 2007.
Forest Capital: http://www.forestcap.com/
Communities and Natural Resources
The Oregon Land Use Stories Project: http://web.mac.com/georgezaninovich/iWeb/
Weyerhaeuser Forest Reserve Communities: http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/ourbusinesses/realestate/forestreserve/
Poverty and Economics
Economic Research Service of the USDA – has links to current USDA research: http://www.ers.usda.gov/
From that site, there’s a link to an “enhanced quality of life for rural Americans,” with excellent overviews of rural issues and a definition of rural, according to the gov’t: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Emphases/Rural/
A Portrait of Poverty in Oregon (by OSU extension): http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/edmat/html/em/em8743/
Oregon Center for Public Policy: http://www.ocpp.org, this link is a quick snapshot defining “poverty”: http://www.ocpp.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?page=poverty
Oregon Economic and Community Development Dept, includes “community profiles” of each of the communities we’ll be visiting (economic snapshots): http://econ.oregon.gov/
General demographic information: http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats
Lindberg, Kreg. 2007. Oregonís Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Boomer and Pre-Boomer Migration To and Within Oregon. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University.
Center for Rural Strategies, a good (and very entertaining) cite to explore, dealing with policy and rural-ness; see, especially, the article A Rural Perspective (found under the “Think Rural” section): http://www.ruralstrategies.org/default.html
Community Development Society, with some publications. Seems to be both urban and rural; target community leaders and community development. http://comm-dev.org/
Kruger, Linda E., tech. ed. 2003. Understanding community-forest relations. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-566. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 162 p.
National Center for Small Communities, with link to the Small Community Quarterly, a non-academic newsletter (audience is “small-town decisionmakers”): http://www.smallcommunities.org/ncsc/
Oregon Community Profiles: http://info.econ.state.or.us:591/profile.htm#S
From OPB’s Oregon Story series, the small town section: http://www.opb.org/programs/oregonstory/small_town/timeline.htm
Rural Policy Research Institute: http://www.rupri.org/
both of these give good overviews of current topics, with publications, seminar information)
Rural Sociological Society homepage: http://www.ruralsociology.org/
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment: http://www.sierrainstitute.us/index.html
Western Rural Development Center. 2007. Sustainable Rural Community Development: An Annotated Bibliography. Logan, UT: Utah State University. 27 p.