The Endangered Species Act, local power and contested issues on the rural-urban interface

dc.contributor.advisor Lois W. Morton Corey, Kristen
dc.contributor.department Sociology 2018-08-23T07:53:45.000 2020-06-30T07:41:44Z 2020-06-30T07:41:44Z Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2007 2007-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This research project examines some of the effects that implementing the Endangered Species Act has on a rapidly growing community. This case study focuses on the eastern Nebraska saline wetlands near Lincoln in the Little Salt Creek watershed - home to the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle. With the listing of the Salt Creek tiger beetle on the Federal Endangered Species list in 2005, the beetle has emerged as the central figure in a debate dividing those who wish to develop and those who aspire to protect these rare saline wetlands. Ethnographic data are used to study this situation. In-person interviews with participants reveal controversies surrounding the preservation of the eastern Nebraska saline wetlands. Three themes emerge: variations in social structure, the Endangered Species Act has made the beetle a controversial central issue, social control is gained by legislative force and land use zoning.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Aquaculture and Fisheries
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Sociology;Rural sociology;Sustainable agriculture
dc.title The Endangered Species Act, local power and contested issues on the rural-urban interface
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relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication 84d83d09-42ff-424d-80f2-a35244368443 Sustainable Agriculture thesis Master of Science
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