By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | January 14, 2013

Rural Connections January 2013

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: Drought in the West: How Governors Address a Slow-Moving Disaster; Drought on the Rio Grande; Ranching, Risk, and Resilience During Drought; Helping a Community Develop a Drought Impacts Reporting System; Fire and Drought in Paradise-Say It Ain't So, Smokey; The Economic Impacts of Large Wildfires; Community Wildfire Planning as a Tool to Enhance Trust; Yellowstone National Park and the Summer of Fire; and Extension Disaster Education Network Responds to 2012 Drought and Wildfires.