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RMRS-GTR-196: More than a scenic mountain landscape: Valles Caldera National Preserve land use history


Anschuetz, Kurt F.; Merlan, Thomas. 2007. More than a scenic mountain landscape: Valles Caldera National Preserve land use history. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-196. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 277 p.

This study focuses on the cultural-historical environment of the 88,900-acre (35,560-ha) Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) over the past four centuries of Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. governance. It includes a review and synthesis of available published and unpublished historical, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic literature about the human occupation of the area now contained within the VCNP. Documents include historical maps, texts, letters, diaries, business records, photographs, land and mineral patents, and court testimony.

This study presents a cultural-historical framework of VCNP land use that will be useful to land managers and researchers in assessing the historical ecology of the property. It provides VCNP administrators and agents the cultural-historical background needed to develop management plans that acknowledge traditional associations with the Preserve, and offers managers additional background for structuring and acting on consultations with affiliated communities.

Keywords: Valles Caldera National Preserve, VCNP, land use, Baca Location, ethnobotanical inventory, ethnographic landscape, cultural-historical framework


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Contents
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Chapter 1. Valles Caldera National Preserve Land Use History
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Chapter 2. A Sketch of the Cultural-Historical Environment-Part 1: The Pre-Columbian Past
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Chapter 3. A Sketch of the Cultural-Historical Environment-Part 2: Spanish Entradas to the Present
Thomas Merlan
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Chapter 4. History of the Baca Location No. 1
Thomas Merlan and Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Chapter 5. Plant Gathering, Game Hunting, Fishing, Mineral Collecting,and Agriculture
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Chapter 6. Ranching History
Thomas Merlan and Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Chapter 7. Industrial Timbering
Kurt F. Anschuetz and Thomas Merlan
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Chapter 8. Industrial Mineral Extraction and Geothermal Exploration
Thomas Merlan
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Chapter 9. The Valles Caldera National Preserve as a Multi-Layered Ethnographic Landscape
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Chapter 10. Summary and Conclusions
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Appendix I. Annotated Bibliography
Kurt F. Anschuetz and Thomas Merlan
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Appendix II. Introducing a Landscape Approach for Evaluating Communities' Traditional Senses of Time and Place
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Appendix III. Perspectives on Culture, Tradition,Vernacular Knowledge, and Culture Change to Understand Landscape as a Cultural Process
Kurt F. Anschuetz
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Title: RMRS-GTR-196: More than a scenic mountain landscape: Valles Caldera National Preserve land use history
Electronic Publish Date: August 23, 2007
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August 23, 2007

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