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dc.contributor.supervisor Johnston, Tom
dc.contributor.author Benoit, Aimee Deanne
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-02T21:50:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-02T21:50:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4495
dc.description.abstract In recent years, ranching landscapes west of Calgary, Alberta, have experienced intensifying land-use pressures related to urban growth and development in the region. The purpose of this thesis is to better understand how people who live in two rural municipalities surrounding Calgary perceive and value ranching landscapes, as the basis for land-use planning approaches to improve private land stewardship. Based on a qualitative comparative case study, the thesis identifies several categories of landscape values and pressures, which interact to inform place meanings and ultimately land management decisions. Several policy gaps are identified in each municipality through an assessment of the local land-use planning frameworks. Overall the study reveals that not all landscape values are currently recognized in the land-use planning process. It suggests a framework for land stewardship based on five elements: a working landscape approach, fair compensation, integrated landscape assessment, social learning opportunities, and coordinated, multi-scale solutions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject landscape values en_US
dc.subject land stewardship en_US
dc.subject land-use planning en_US
dc.subject land-use pressures en_US
dc.subject ranching landscapes en_US
dc.subject urban growth en_US
dc.title Stewarding ranching landscapes in the Calgary area : a land-use planning analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0366 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0999 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0473 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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