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Unabandoned Documentary of Eastern Oregon

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Five OSU students produce a documentary of their exploration of the meaning of community in rural Eastern Oregon.

Economic Linkages and Impact Analysis for the Oregon Sea Grant Programmed and Operated Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center

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The Oregon Sea Grant Visitor Center at Hatfield Marine Science Center attracts 150,000 visitors a year and does not require an admission fee. Surveying visitors, 39% of all people indicated that half or more of their reason for coming to the Oregon coast was to visit the Visitor Center.

By Larry Lev, Catherine McBride, Mallory Rahe, Bruce Sorte

Measuring Community Action Program Impacts on Multi-Dimensional Poverty: Final Report of the Futures Project

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The Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) approached Oregon State University to assist in developing statewide indicators which help local agencies better utilize data for continuous improvement. The project was expanded to include Washington and Idaho. This report summarizes the project's findings.

By Bruce Weber

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Summary

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This document summarizes a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Report

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This report details a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Assessment

Presentation

This presentation summarizes a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

Vernonia Community Indicators of Vitality: 2013 Report

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This document is a report on the Baseline Vital Vernonia Indicator Project, an effort aimed at exploring community vitality in Vernonia, particularly in light of recent catastrophic floods and subsequent rebuilding and community development initiatives. The Vital Vernonia Indicator Project is a collaboration of Oregon State University Extension Service, Rural Studies Program, and the community of Vernonia. The Vernonia Prevention Coalition sponsored this work.

By Amy Grotta

Vernonia Community Indicators of Vitality: 2013 Baseline Assessment Executive Summary

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This document summarizes the Vital Vernonia Indicator Project, an effort aimed at exploring community vitality in Vernonia, particularly in light of recent catastrophic floods and subsequent rebuilding and community development initiatives. The Vital Vernonia Indicator Project is a collaboration of Oregon State University Extension Service, Rural Studies Program, and the community of Vernonia. The Vernonia Prevention Coalition sponsored this work.

By Amy Grotta

Vital Community Indicator Projects

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Oregon State University Extension has partnered with rural communities to define, operationalize, and track community specific measures of community vitality. This collection includes reports, executive summaries, and presentations that detail these projects.

By Amy Grotta

39% of all Tillamook County indicator measures were "On Target" in 2014

Tillamook County 2020 Strategic Vision: 2009-2014 Indicator Assessment Executive Summary

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This executive summary provides an overview of a collaborative effort of the Tillamook County Futures Council and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program developed 50 indicators of Tillamook County: 2020 Strategic Vision in order to gain insight into the community-level definition of community vitality and to learn how close Tillamook County is to realizing the goals set forth in the vision. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

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