The Center for American Progress, a nonprofit public policy research and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., released a special report today (April 11) that showcases the North Fork Valley as "an example of a rural community that is moving beyond reliance on boom-and-bust extractive industries towards a more economically and environmentally sustainable future."
The report was developed by the organization's public lands team which visited the North Fork last year. It outlines what was learned as the team spoke with farmers, business owners, former miners, activists and residents. It offers solutions that will help other communities transition to a more diversified economy.
The 28-page report is available online at https://www.americanprogress.org/?p-449287.