Participation Type

Poster

Session Title

Poster

Presentation #1 Title

Diversifying an Economy: Tourism and Recreation on the Russell Fork

Presentation #1 Abstract or Summary

This poster will focus on the ongoing, three-year partnership between the Elkhorn City Heritage Council, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky, aimed at diversifying the local economy with a greater focus on outdoor recreation and tourism. The poster will outline the Russell Fork development plan, which was formulated by the community, and will also present findings from EKU and UK students' surveys of visitors to the area and residents of Elkhorn City. The poster will be presented by students from Shaunna Scott's Spring 2015 Sociology of Appalachia course.

At-A-Glance Bio- Presenter #1

Shaunna L. Scott is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky and the editor of the Journal of Appalachian Studies.

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Diversifying an Economy: Tourism and Recreation on the Russell Fork

This poster will focus on the ongoing, three-year partnership between the Elkhorn City Heritage Council, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky, aimed at diversifying the local economy with a greater focus on outdoor recreation and tourism. The poster will outline the Russell Fork development plan, which was formulated by the community, and will also present findings from EKU and UK students' surveys of visitors to the area and residents of Elkhorn City. The poster will be presented by students from Shaunna Scott's Spring 2015 Sociology of Appalachia course.