Historical landscape reconstruction and perceptual geography of Mount Hood, Oregon Public Deposited

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  • This research seeks to understand the influences of perception on land use around the Mount Hood area of Oregon and evaluate how it has evolved over the past 4,000 years. The study addresses three specific questions: 1) How has the study area evolved over time into the modern landscape? 2) What land use practices have developed in response to various public perceptions of Mount Hood? 3) How have the land uses impacted the landscape and physical environment? This in-depth analysis of the historic landscape describes the effect of external environmental stimuli and local culture on land use in this region of Oregon. This study develops a classification system to describe how perceptions of Mount Hood have changed over time, and also investigates associated land use within each of these categories. Eight perception categories are employed: Reverence, Respect, Obstacle, Exploration, Livelihood, Economic Development, Conservation and Preservation, and Research. This historic landscape reconstruction employs comprehensive acceptance, integration, and comparison of various source materials to minimize bias. First, primary sources and commentary on these sources allow for an understanding of the local population’s general attitude toward the landscape. Second, perceptions of the local landscape were inferred through an analysis of land use activities. The various perceptions of the local population towards Mount Hood and the landscape within the Mount Hood Land Use Planning Unit Boundary have guided land use choices through time. These uses have resulted in significant changes to the landscape over the period of recorded history.
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