Condos in the Woods: The Growth of Seasonal and Retirement Homes in Northern Wisconsin

Condos in the Woods: The Growth of Seasonal and Retirement Homes in Northern Wisconsin

5.0 1
by Rebecca L. Schewe, Donald R. Field, Deborah J. Frosch, Gregory Clendenning
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Scenic rural communities across the nation and around the world have been transformed as they have shifted away from extractive industries such as agriculture, mining, and forestry and toward recreation-based development relying on tourism, vacation homes, and retirees. These communities have built new economies and identities based on local natural resources and

Overview

Scenic rural communities across the nation and around the world have been transformed as they have shifted away from extractive industries such as agriculture, mining, and forestry and toward recreation-based development relying on tourism, vacation homes, and retirees. These communities have built new economies and identities based on local natural resources and are highly dependent on the natural environment. With these changes have come new questions: Do retirees and seasonal residents fit into their new surroundings? Do longtime and new residents share the same values and visions for the future? Do diverse community members disagree about how to manage their forest and water resources?
    Condos in the Woods explores how these issues are reshaping community structure, employment, and inhabitants’ attitudes toward their environment in the Northwoods. Looking at trends from the 1970s to the present, this work moves from the national scale to the Pine Barrens region in northwestern Wisconsin and examines the approaches of residents to the management of their natural resources. At the heart of this story, the authors find that despite the diverse makeup of such communities, residents share many common goals and values and display more successful integration than previously expected.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Sensitive to the historical development of the Pine Barrens and its similarities and differences with similar places in the early twenty-first century—first and foremost, this book is a work about people.”—Robert Gough, author of Farming the Cutover: A Social History of Northern Wisconsin, 1900–1940

“Makes a major contribution linking and expanding beyond an array of research on the question: What does the growing dominance of seasonal home ownership and use mean for the communities of northern Wisconsin?”—Susan I. Stewart, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299285340
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Series:
Wisconsin Land and Life Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca L. Schewe is assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University. Donald R. Field is professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Deborah J. Frosch is an environmental specialist at Alliant Energy. Gregory Clendenning is senior project manager at NMR Group, Inc. Dana Jensen is a private consultant specializing in long-range community and land use planning and regional economic positioning.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Condos in the Woods: The Growth of Seasonal and Retirement Homes in Northern Wisconsin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get out you little rat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!