From the report:
This project investigates issues important to five Humboldt County rural communities: Fortuna, Rio Dell, Loleta, Hydesville and Carlotta, which comprise the McLean Community Study Area. These sampled communities contain a spectrum of natural resource dependence, rural economic stability and social diversity.
This is an exploratory study commissioned by The McLean Foundation to assess topics that are of importance to people in the Eel River Valley region. The goal is to assess the socioeconomic situation for people in the region with a focus on better meeting local needs.
By Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, PhD; Dimitra Zalarvis Chase; Marian Strong & Nanette Yandell