By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | November 26, 2016

Rural Connections Fall 2016

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural development issues in the region. Contributors include researchers, faculty, Extension researchers, specialists and agents, practitioners, and professionals from throughout the West with occasional contributions from outside the region.
IN THIS ISSUE: Leveraging Federal Investments in Land Management to Benefit Local Communities; USDA Providing Quality Health Care in Rural Communities; State and Local Revenue Negatively Impacted by Secure Rural Schools Termination; A Wealth Creation Approach to Economic Development; Silver City, Nevada; Addressing Water Management Issues in the Drought-Stricken Great Basin; The Energy Boom and Rural Communities of the Intermountain West; Mapping Mine Waste Impoundments in the Western U.S.; and Irrigation Alternatives Lead to Reduced Water Use While Maintaining Crop Yields.