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dc.contributor.advisorShortridge, James A.
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, David Thomas
dc.description.abstractDefinitions of the extent of the Loess Hills of the Missouri River valley have become smaller over the last century. The reduced extent of the Hills, as represented in both promotional and scientific literature, no longer accurately reflects the physical landform or public perception of its size. In addition, the diminished definition undermines efforts to develop effective public policy to protect the Hills. This study proposes a new boundary for the landform based on both physical evidence and survey research with people who live in and near the Hills. It explores the history of how the accepted definition of the Hills came to be reduced in size and how park and public land policy evolved in the region.
dc.format.extent255 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectEnvironmental history
dc.subjectLoess hills
dc.titleThe Naming, Identification, and Protection of Place in the Loess Hills of the Middle Missouri Valley
dc.contributor.cmtememberBrown, Christopher
dc.contributor.cmtememberTrueb, Linda
dc.contributor.cmtememberSlocum, Terry A.
dc.contributor.cmtememberWoods, William
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.

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