Resilience of Oregon Coastal Communities in Response to External Stressors

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dc.contributor.author Ackerman, Richard
dc.contributor.author Neuenfeldt, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Eggermont, Theo
dc.contributor.author Burbidge, Michael
dc.contributor.author Lehrman, Joanna
dc.contributor.author Wells, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Chen, Xi
dc.contributor.advisor Fischer, Paige
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-22T15:56:26Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2016-08-22T15:56:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08
dc.date.submitted 2016-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/123035
dc.description.abstract This study gathers insights from the leaders and residents in of six Oregon coastal communities to analyze what factors affected their resilience in response to external stressors. The impetus for the study was the creation of nearshore marine reserves off the coast of Oregon which included a mandate for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to investigate the social and economic impacts of the reserves on nearby communities. Interviews were conducted with community members in Garibaldi, Depoe Bay, Newport, Florence, Port Orford, and Gold Beach to understand how the different communities had demonstrated resilience and what factors determined their degree of resilience. Individual community case studies were developed from interviews in the communities and were then used to compare and contrast the different stressors, impacts, responses, enabling factors, and constraining factors experienced across the communities. The factors of resilience identified through this analysis were: the presence of foundational assets; community livability; the capacity for effective action; community cohesion, engagement, and support; and the salience of external stressors relative to internal stressors. This study includes implications related to these factors of resilience meant to inform policymakers on how best to support and enhance community resilience to external stressors. These implications include: keeping in mind the need for a healthy demographic within a community; identifying and working within the community aspirations; and the management of community-agency tensions through the recognition of common goals and objectives. These findings are meant to support policymakers in enhancing resilience of these and other communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject coastal community en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject Oregon en_US
dc.title Resilience of Oregon Coastal Communities in Response to External Stressors en_US
dc.type Project en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master of Science Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline Natural Resources and Environment en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Wondolleck, Julia
dc.identifier.uniqname rackermn en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname rneuen en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname eggermon en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname mburbidg en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname jlehrma en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname wellsna en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname stanleycx en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/123035/1/Resilience of Oregon Coastal Communities Final.pdf
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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