In the Light Beyond Dreaming

by Patten, Robin Sisson

Abstract (Summary)
Patten, Robin, M.S. December 2006 Environmental Studies In the Light Beyond Dreaming Chairperson: Phil Condon The Gallatin Canyon of south-central Montana is a landscape of varied terrain and mixed ownership, with a community of people that represent diverse attitudes towards the land. In its diversity, the region provokes questions as to how this area developed into what it is today: a complex setting of rugged geography, rich biota, and contrasting humanity. I set out to try to understand this region by taking three approaches, combining ecology, cultural history, and personal experience to examine the development of land and community through time. I discovered an intricate story that connected the Gallatin Canyon to much larger events in time and space. I also came to understand that my own life and probably all our lives are part of a much bigger picture, shaped by forces that may lie far beyond our own awareness.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Phil Condon; Dan Spencer; Dan Flores

School:The University of Montana

School Location:USA - Montana

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:environmental studies


Date of Publication:03/16/2007

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