Conservation Social Science Professor Joins Regional Efforts to Benefit Idaho's Silver Valley Community

Monday, September 26 2011


Sandra Pinel, assistant professor of conservation social sciences and bioregional planning and community design, was invited by Idaho Rural Partners (IRP) to join some 20 other state, federal, local and private experts and a local team to complete a community review for Idaho’s Silver Valley. Pinel was on the team for community design and identity. Their report will provide recommendations for how the region could address economic opportunities, housing, and regional identity and design along with suggested resources. Bioregional planning student Kate Mankoff also assisted the project, conducting community listening sessions under the direction of Lori Higgins, assistant professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology. IRP has completed community reviews across Idaho since 1991.