Christiane Von Reichert* - University of Montana
The communities of the Silver Valley in Northern Idaho have seen their fortunes change after the slowdown in metal mining. Since then, recreation and tourism have emerged as an alternative economic base of these communities. This poster focuses on Wallace, Idaho, seat of Shoshone County. Based on public information and on field observations, it documents the changing economic and community dynamics at work in Wallace. The natural setting, nearby recreational trails, and a rich mining history are important community traits. Entrepreneurship, leadership, and social capital in Wallace are drawing on these traits, making for efforts to boost community assets.