Location

University of Utah

Start Date

10-5-1999 10:30 AM

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This paper outlines the project I am undertaking for my thesis. My thesis will examine the ecological history of the Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch. It will integrate quantitative and qualitative data to interpret a century of environmental change. While my research focuses on the period from 1891 to the present, it will also briefly review the long-term natural history of the region. This thesis will provide an opportunity to integrate traditional historical sources with new technologies. I will apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing technology to graphically chart environmental change. These innovative historical sources, in addition to primary documents, will enable me to interpret the relationship between environmental change and such factors as evolving management practices and environmental ideologies.

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May 10th, 10:30 AM

The Deseret Ranch: An Environmental History

University of Utah

This paper outlines the project I am undertaking for my thesis. My thesis will examine the ecological history of the Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch. It will integrate quantitative and qualitative data to interpret a century of environmental change. While my research focuses on the period from 1891 to the present, it will also briefly review the long-term natural history of the region. This thesis will provide an opportunity to integrate traditional historical sources with new technologies. I will apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing technology to graphically chart environmental change. These innovative historical sources, in addition to primary documents, will enable me to interpret the relationship between environmental change and such factors as evolving management practices and environmental ideologies.