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    Author(s): Carol B. Raish
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-303. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 155-174.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Southern Nevada is rich in irreplaceable cultural resources that include archeological remains, historic sites, cultural landscapes, and other areas of significance to Native Americans and other cultural groups. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) seeks to provide for responsible use of Southern Nevada’s lands in a manner that preserves heritage resources and promotes an understanding of human interaction with the landscape. This chapter addresses Sub-goal 2.1 in the SNAP Science Research Strategy which is to develop an understanding of human interactions with the environment through time (table 1.3; Turner and others 2009). A review of human occupation in the region as derived from southern Nevada’s cultural resources is presented with a focus on the following questions.

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    Raish, Carol B. 2013. Human interactions with the environment through time in southern Nevada [Chapter 8]. In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-303. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 155-174.

    Keywords

    Mojave, Great Basin, anthropogenic disturbance, climate change, invasive species, altered fire regimes, water resources, species of conservation concern, restoration, heritage resources, recreation, ecosystem resilience, science-based management

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