Amenity Migration and Non-Extractive Resource Dependency

My second stream of research on resource-dependent communities has examined how rural communities and natural resources are shaped by amenity migration and seasonal homeownership and a new form of non-extractive resource dependency. Globally, many rural communities have shifted from extraction-based economies towards a dependence on tourism, recreation, and amenity migration. This new amenity-based development can have significant impacts on the structure of rural communities and their natural resources as typically higher-income residents with often-divergent environmental attitudes move into rural communities.

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