Portland State University. Department of Geography
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography
1 online resource (191 p.)
Land use, Rural -- Washington (State) -- Klickitat County, Rangelands -- Washington (State) -- Klickitat County, Land subdivision -- Washington (State) -- Klickitat County
The threefold question researched herein is: (1) What are the extent and potential economic consequences of land parcelization in Klickitat County?, (2)What are the political and social costs of parcelization?, and (3) What measures today are, or could be, used to ameliorate the land use conflict? These are answered by studying the various aspects of the problem, including the historic land use change, legal mechanisms which regulate livestock grazing and land parcelization; taxation; the economic-effect upon livestock production; crime and social conflict; costs to county services; and environmental impacts. The geography of the change itself is depicted on several maps.
Olson, Dennis A., "The parcelization of the open range, a conflict in land use : grazing rights versus residential and recreation land sales in Klickitat County, Washington" (1980). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2985.