Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

First Advisor

Mike Timmons


In Utah, the number of farms has been steadily decreasing since the 1930's while farm size has grown and mechanization increased (Utah Agricultural Statistics, 1981). The "family farm" is beginning to disappear as larger farms become more economical (McCorkle, Jr., 1981). Due primarily to this trend toward more intensive land use, habitat for the ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) is on the decline (Kellert, 1981). In addition, changes which have occurred in crop production since 1950 have not favored pheasant production (Nish, 1973). It is of critical importance that attention be drawn to the conservation of pheasant habitat if the future of this popular gamebird in Utah is to be secured.