By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | September 19, 2010

Rural Connections September 2010

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: Focusing Attention on Health and Benefits of Nature; The Forest as Nature's Health Service; The Benefits of Nature; The OPREVENT; Poverty Reduction Project Increases Social and Natural Capital; Investigating Places for Active Recreation in Rural North Carolina Communities; USDA Forest Service Managers' Perspectives on Sustainable Outdoor Recreation; Community Recreation and Healthy Living in Rural Settings; and Biodiversity, Human Health, and the Interpretive Challenge.