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Corporate Involvement in Transformation, Politics, and Energy-Impacted Communities Corporate Involvement in Transformation, Politics, and Energy-Impacted Communities
(Evanston 1983 - Universities of Wyoming and Colorado) Paper provides a discussion of the Overthrust Industrial Association and the effects of the involvement of large energy corporations in a small community politics.
Impact Mitigation in Western Boomtowns Impact Mitigation in Western Boomtowns
(Wyoming 1984 - Growth and Change) This paper discusses the typical boomtown scenario and the limitations of mitigation due to uncertainty and a growing reliance on computer modeling.
Men on the Move: Occupational Communities in Western Boomtowns Men on the Move: Occupational Communities in Western Boomtowns
(Wyoming 1976 - University of Wyoming: Sociology) This paper examines worker migrant communities in Wyoming during mid-1970s boom times. Gillette, Douglas, and Rock Springs, are represented. It examines the reasons for worker migration and American historical examples.
Resource Development, Rural Communities & Rapid Growth Resource Development, Rural Communities & Rapid Growth
Resource Development, Rural Communities, and Rapid Growth: Managing Social Change in the Modern Boomtown (Gillette, WY 1981 - Environmental Geochemistry and Health) Cooperation among industry, government, and community, as well as well planned and coordinated human services and programs can reduce or prevent many of the negative impacts of boomtown social disruption, and reduce costs of overbuilding.
Economic Development and Community Social Change Economic Development and Community Social Change
(Gillette, Rock Springs, WY, 1984 -- Annotated Review of Sociology) This essay extracts and reviews what has been learned from studies of communities coping with rural industrialization and natural resource development, especially large-scale projects. The findings reveal an underlying tension between the free movement of capital, and community stability and worker welfare.
Migration of Boomtown Construction Workers Migration of Boomtown Construction Workers
Migration of Boomtown Construction Workers: The Development of an Analytic Framework (Rock Springs, WY 1984 - Minerals and the Environment) Paper's findings suggest that wanderlust is not a significant variable for predicting boomtown worker turnover. Instead, the five strongest predictor variables were: time in the community , job security, age, housing integration, and dissatisfaction with facilities and services.
The Density of Acquaintanceship: An Overlooked Variable in Community Research? The Density of Acquaintanceship: An Overlooked Variable in Community Research?
(Wyoming, The West, 1986 - American Journal of Sociology) Drawing from boomtown studies, the author suggests that the proportion of people that know one another effects levels of deviance, community services, and other factors.
Effects of Environmental and Land Use Regulation Effects of Environmental and Land Use Regulation
Effects of Environmental and Land Use Regulation in the Oil and Gas Industry Using the Wyoming Checkerboard as an Experimental Design (Wyoming 2002 - The American Economic Review) This paper estimates the extra costs of drilling for oil and gas on federal land as compared to private land in the Wyoming Checkerboard.
Boomtowns May Hinder Energy Resource Development Boomtowns May Hinder Energy Resource Development
(Pistol Shot, USA 1976 - Science) Appearing in the journal 'Science,' John S. Gilmore's fictional 'Pistol Shot, USA' outlines the typical boomtown scenario and outlines the problem triangle regarding boomtown workforce problems.
Gillette Syndrome: Myth or Reality? Gillette Syndrome: Myth or Reality?
(Gillette, WY 1979 - Wyoming Issues) Jim Thompson's re-analysis of data used by Kohr's in his 'Gillette Syndrome' hypothesis (See Kohr's Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming, in the archive center below).
Energy Extraction and Community Collapse in Wyoming Energy Extraction and Community Collapse in Wyoming
(Gillette, WY 1980 - Urban Life) This paper discusses social disruption in a booming late 1970s Gillette, including newcomer isolation and cultural shifts.
Socioeconomic Assessment Guidelines for Oil and Gas Activities Socioeconomic Assessment Guidelines for Oil and Gas Activities
(Wyoming 1979 - USDA Forest Service) A technical draft of socioeconomic indicators, monitoring, and mitigation. this document was prepared for the USDA FS Minerals Impact Evaluation Group.
Using IMPLAN to Properly Model Oil and Gas Operations in the Rocky Mountain Region Using IMPLAN to Properly Model Oil and Gas Operations in the Rocky Mountain Region
(SW Wyoming 2002 - National IMPLAN User's Conference) This paper discusses the use and limitations of Advanced economic modeling in the context of rural communities dependent on oil and gas development.
Socioeconomic Impact Models for Boomtown Planning & Policy Evaluation Socioeconomic Impact Models for Boomtown Planning & Policy Evaluation
(Gillette, WY 1978 - California University) This paper outlines in depth the typical boomtown model and describes ways to model the social and economic effects under such a framework.
Personal Well-Being in Rapid Growth and Stable Communities Personal Well-Being in Rapid Growth and Stable Communities
(Evanston, WY 1984 - Rural Sociology) This document discusses prior research on the social disruption view of boomtowns, and compares this view with interview findings in a booming Evanston.
Community Planning In Boomtowns Community Planning In Boomtowns
(Wyoming, 1980 - University of Wyoming) Subtitled 'What's Not Working Well, and How To Do it More Effectively,' this paper outlines general principals to boomtown mitigation. Excerpt is part of University of Wyoming Department of Social Work's 1980 book 'The Boom Town: Problems and Promises in the Energy Vortex (Davenport and Davenport, Eds.).
Grits and Other Preventative Measures For Boomtown Bifurcation Grits and Other Preventative Measures For Boomtown Bifurcation
(Gillette, WY 1980 - University of Wyoming) This excerpt discusses issue of newcomers in a boomtown community, and ways to incorporate them more effectively. Excerpt is part of University of Wyoming Department of Social Work's 1980 book 'The Boom Town: Problems and Promises in the Energy Vortex (Davenport and Davenport, Eds.).
Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming
(Gillette, WY 1974 - ElDean Kohrs, Ph.D) The controversial paper that coined the term 'Gillette Syndrome' and outlined negative effects of boom growth in Gillette. See 'Social Disruption' and 'Boom dreams' in our archive center for a critique.
The Sociological Analysis of Boomtowns The Sociological Analysis of Boomtowns
(Rock Springs, WY 1979 - University of Wyoming) Taken from the book 'Boomtowns & Human Services' published by University Wyoming, and written by Cortese and Jones, this paper discusses the particular problems associated with analyzing boomtown growth in rural areas.
The Overthrust Industrial Association: History and Case Study The Overthrust Industrial Association: History and Case Study
(Evanston, WY 1988 - Chevron USA, Inc.) Article provides an overview analysis of an unique experiment in public / private partnerships.
Socioeconomic Longitudinal Monitoring Study: Final Report Socioeconomic Longitudinal Monitoring Study: Final Report
(Wheatland, WY 1979 - The Old West Regional Commission) Document compares actual socioeconomic changes that accompany the construction of coal-fired electric power plants with those projected in impact statements.
A Growth Management Case Study: Sweetwater County, Wyoming A Growth Management Case Study: Sweetwater County, Wyoming
(Rock Springs, WY 1974 - The Denver Research Institute) This case study examines boomtown growth and the Sweetwater County Priorities Board, an innovative means for coordinating programs and avoiding fragmentary efforts.
Economic and Population Forecasts: City of Rock Springs, 1974-1995 Economic and Population Forecasts: City of Rock Springs, 1974-1995
(Rock Springs, WY 1974 - City of Rock Springs) In a first step to revising the city's comprehensive plan, this document examines the economic base of the community and looks at what the community can expect in terms of economics and population growth.
A Construction Worker Profile A Construction Worker Profile
(Rock Springs, WY 1975 - The Old West Regional Commission) Article provides an analysis of the future residency plans of temporary construction workers via survey efforts in order to study the socioeconomic consequences of construction of large energy-related facilities.
Controlling Boomtown Development: Sweetwater & Uinta Counties, Wyoming Controlling Boomtown Development: Sweetwater & Uinta Counties, Wyoming
(Rock Springs, WY 1976 - Federal Energy Administration) The goal of this case study is to familiarize those living in areas having potential energy development with efforts by those currently experiencing development.
Local Social Disruption and Western Energy Development: A Critical Review Local Social Disruption and Western Energy Development: A Critical Review
(Gillette, WY 1982 - The Pacific Sociological Association) Article provides a critical review of claims made regarding socioeconomic impacts of energy boomtowns (especially Gillette) using questionable methodology. It includes additional commentary, and responses by the authors.
Boom Dreams Boom Dreams
(Gillette, WY 1983 -- Playboy) Article is the recount of a personal experience traveling to Gillette for work during boom times. (Text Only)
Home on the Range No More Home on the Range No More
Home on the Range No More: The Boom and Bust of a Wyoming Uranium Mining Town, 1957-1988 (Jeffrey City, WY 1995 - Western Historical Quarterly) This historical case study of Jeffrey City, Wyoming, details the historical trends and socioeconomic impacts of Jeffrey City.


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