Outcomes and Products
Researchers held a series of participatory modeling workshops in the Northern Forest region where participants created computer models that describe recreation and tourism issues in their communities. In addition to the models that were created, the modeling process had positive impacts including strengthening relationships, promoting systems thinking, and helping to build consensus.
Lisa Chase, Roelof Boumans, and Stephanie Morse of the University of Vermont
Report and Summary 2007
- Northeastern States Research Cooperative Project Report and Summary: Community Members Develop a Shared Model for Recreation and Tourism in the Northern Forest
- Chase, L., R. Boumans, and S. Morse. 2011. Participatory Modeling as a Tool for Community Development Planning: Tourism in the Northern Forest. Community Development 41(3):385-397. (PDF)
Funding for this project was provided in part by the Northeastern States Research Cooperative, a partnership of the Northern Forest states in coordination with the USDA Forest Service.