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Farm scene in New England USA Barns and soilos

A snapshot of rural issues across northern New England

CCRI's resident blogger, John Powell has recently returned from a trip to New England. During his time stateside he visited many rural areas and has written this piece discussing some of the issues these rural communities are facing.

Fishing with Loons in Maine

John Powell is currently on holiday. He still finds time however to pen a blog about what he is up to - always with an eye on 'the commons'.

At Walden Pond

The colours of the trees are vibrant in the strong sunlight, set off against a deep blue sky on a clear October day.  Walden Pond is where Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods ‘by his own hand’…

CCRI Placement Student 2019-2020

Last week in the CCRI we were joined by our latest placement student for 2019-2020. Find out more about Bethany Leake who has joined the team from the University of Leeds.

A Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Commons Conflicts

CCRI's Dilshaad Bundhoo, John Powell and Chris Short, with assistance from Kate Ashbrook (Open Spaces Society) delivered an activity session at the recent XVII IASC Biennial Conference in Lima. It concerned multi-stakeholder dialogue and here Dilshaad and John reflect on the session