For links to Columbia-Pacific RC&EDD Partners, click on the Partners page.
Building partnerships that promote environmentally sound economic development in the Pacific Northwest. Healthy forests, healthy community partnerships. Linking forest restoration and rural economies in the Pacific Northwest.
http://www.ruralhome.org/pubs/guides/fedprograms/guide.pdf A guide to federal housing and community development programs for small towns and rural areas
Rural Commity Assistance Corporation.
Assists rural areas with community development projects, including housing and evironmental efforts.
National Business Incubation Association
Society for Nonprofit Organizations
Provides nonprofit organizations with resources that can help them accomplish their missions more effectively
The Rural Information Center provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
US Forest Service web page on sustainable resource management. Links to topics of interest from A to Z.
Renewable energy policy project covers hydroelectric energy, bioenergy, geothermal, wind power, solar and hydrogen sources of energy, plus energy efficiencies.
http://www.ktka.com/news/2008/apr/02/agritourism_could_be_next_cash_crop/ A news story about alternate enterprises and agritourism.