Center for Regional Change and Tahoe Environmental Research Center
Promising Practices for Rural Economic Development After Disasters in Lake County, California
The Clear Lake region has experienced thirteen natural disasters since 2014, with more than 60% of Lake County having been burned by wildfires. Utilizing a community development approach to identify best practices for economic recovery in the Clear Lake region, the project team reviewed the latest research literature on major themes related to disaster recovery to identify promising practices for economic recovery post-disaster. The intent of this report is to inform members of the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Rehabilitation of Clear Lake and the Socioeconomic Subcommittee to guide community strategies on recovery and rehabilitation of the Lake County region.