A qualitative assessment of the environmental stewardship value of salt hay harvesting practices in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Lapp, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:20Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.other SB198 L37 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22049
dc.description 201 leaves : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 162-178).
dc.description.abstract Since European colonization salt marshes have been utilized for agricultural purposes, and have played a prominent role in the development of Nova Scotia's social, cultural, economic, and environmental history. While dykeland agriculture has received much attention in Atlantic Canada's historiography, popular culture representations, and agricultural development planning, the agricultural practices associated with tidally unrestricted marshlands have remained largely unacknowledged. Local and oral histories reveal a long tradition of Nova Scotian farmers who harvested the indigenous flora of salt marshes, and utilized it in a variety of ways within their farming operations. Research indicates that systems of natural resource management, wherein communities maintain long-term utilization of a natural resource, have environmental stewardship value. Employing qualitative research methods, this paper presents the expertise of men and women who utilized these salt marsh resources in their farming operations, and assesses the environmental stewardship value of salt hay harvesting in Nova Scotia.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc SB198
dc.subject.lcsh Hay -- Harvesting -- Nova Scotia -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Hay -- Harvesting -- Environmental aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Salt marshes -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Farmers -- Nova Scotia -- Case studies
dc.title A qualitative assessment of the environmental stewardship value of salt hay harvesting practices in Nova Scotia
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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