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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
The sagebrush grassland landscape has shaped aspects of southeastern Idaho culture and enhanced its rural economy. Sharptail grouse, sage grouse and mule deer hunting are deeply rooted in family traditions. Each fall thousands of residents head out into the field to hunt, camp and enjoy the autumn outdoors. Deer hunting and associated activities generate an estimated 240 million dollars annually, in the Idaho economy. More recently, watching and photographing mule deer and other sagebrush grassland species is increasing in popularity and economic significance. But, trends in land conversion and development threaten sagebrush grassland landscapes, the wildlife they sustain, and cultural traditions.
Kmetzsch, Justin, "Southern Hills, Pocatello, Idaho: Wildlife Conservation/Development Study" (2006). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 734.
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