Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture
Marina Pérez de Mendiola
© 2012 Leah Plaisier Mortensen
I looked at the restoration of Santa Cruz Island National Park to examine the interconnected relationship between nature and culture in the United States. I conducted literature research on the changes in conceptual construction and environmental policy, and grounded my analysis in interviews I conducted with National Park Employees involved in the Primary Restoration Plan. Through the language of their responses, I analyzed how specific words, process and possibility, affect the restoration and consequently our concept of nature.
Mortensen, Leah Plaisier, "Island Inquiries: Nature, Culture and Environmental Management" (2012). Scripps Senior Theses. 118.