Center for Resilient Communities
Welcome to The Center for Resilient Communities (CRC)
The Center for Resilient Communities (CRC) was established in 2014 to address the social, economic and environmental issues that affect the resilience of communities in Idaho and the Western United States through the co-production of knowledge based on collaborative interdisciplinary research, and the development and application of social-ecological systems science. This mission is advanced by nurturing, coalescing, and enhancing critical mass in interdisciplinary social-ecological systems science.Learn more about CRC.
Helping Mountain Communities Respond to Environmental Challenges
Pioneering CRC research on "Social-Ecological Systems in Mountain Landscapes" is featured in a special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Researchers have studied the challenges in managing mountain landscapes, where the concerns of ranchers, forest managers, ecologists and government agencies all come into play.
Sustaining the Magic
Students, faculty help Idaho’s Magic Valley proactively plan for changing landscapes.
The Magic Valley, home to a thriving dairy and food processing industry that supports Idaho’s economy with thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in sales, is in the midst of a fairly uncertain future. U of I students and faculty are helping them plan for changing landscapes.