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Community and landscape change in southeast Alaska.Author(s): Linda E. Kruger
Source: Landscape and Urban Planning. 72: 235-249
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionSince the early 1970s, social science research has addressed issues concerning the nature and distribution of values and uses associated with natural resources. In part, this research has tried to improve our understanding of interconnections between resource management and social and cultural chahge on the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. In 1997, scientists at the Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW) initiated a number of social science studies in response to information gaps identified while developing the Tongass Land Management Plan. Results presented here summarize findings from studies of traditional ecological knowledge, subsistence use of natural resources, tourism trends and the effects of tourism on communities, and social acceptability of alternative timber harvest practices. Management implications are discussed along with suggestions for further study.
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CitationKruger, Linda E. 2005. Community and landscape change in southeast Alaska. Landscape and Urban Planning. 72: 235-249
KeywordsSubsistence, traditional ecological knowledge, tourism, community change, social acceptability
- Social conditions and trends in southeast Alaska.
- Alaska communities and forest environments: a problem analysis and research agenda.
- A research framework for natural resource-based communities in the Pacific Northwest.
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