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Colleen C. Hiner

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My dissertation examines how perceptions of rural character influence land use decision making along the rural-urban interface using three case studies in Calaveras County, California. Taking a political ecological approach, I consider three divergent instances of land management in the Sierra Nevada foothills, each representing a different outcome, a different way of dealing with changing landscapes and lifestyles. From these cases, I investigate the values various rural residents embrace and how they mobilize those values and ideologies to influence and enact land use change