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A Wetland Biography: Seasons on Louisiana's Chenier Plain

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Louisiana's Chenier Plain is a 2,200-square-mile region of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay. Its inhabitants, some 6,000 people of Cajun and other ancestries, retain strong economic and cultural ties to the land and its teeming wildlife. They call it paradise...but it is a vulnerable paradise. In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces.

After describing the geography and history of the Chenier Plain, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its people. Drawing on their words and stories, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits such as alligator and waterfowl hunting, fur trapping, and fishing. She shows how these traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. This portrait of a working wetland reveals how wildlife use and appreciation can give rise to a stewardship that balances biological, economic, and cultural concerns in species and habitat protection.

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Gomez's wonderful book documents the interplay of humans with Louisiana's coastal wetlands, especially the Chenier Plain, through the seasons...An interesting book that should help promote the value and appreciation of wetlands. — Choice This book will appeal to a wide audience, from those who read it for enjoyment to those who use it as a textbook or research tool.... Gomez's clear, almost lyrical style is a pleasure to read, and the imagery captures the essence of the Chenier Plain. — Robert Gramling, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Socioeconomic Research, University of Southwestern Louisiana

Louisiana's Chenier Plain is a 2,200-square-mile region of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay. Its inhabitants, some 6,000 people of Cajun and other ancestries, retain strong economic and cultural ties to the land and its teeming wildlife. They call it paradise...but it is a vulnerable paradise. In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces.

After describing the geography and history of the Chenier Plain, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its people. Drawing on their words and stories, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits such as alligator and waterfowl hunting, fur trapping, and fishing. She shows how these traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. This portrait of a working wetland reveals how wildlife use andappreciation can give rise to a stewardship that balances biological, economic, and cultural concerns in species and habitat protection.

Synopsis:

In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain in Louisiana, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces.

Synopsis:

After describing the geography and history of the Chenier Plain, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its people. Drawing on their words and stories, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits such as alligator and waterfowl hunting, fur trapping, and fishing. She shows how these traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. This portrait of a "working wetland" reveals how wildlife use and appreciation can give rise to a stewardship that balances biological, economic, and cultural concerns in species and habitat protection.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-261) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292728127
Author:
Gomez, Gay M.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Wetland ecology
Subject:
Wetland conservation
Subject:
Chenier plains -- Louisiana.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Wetland ecology -- Louisiana.
Subject:
Wetland conservation -- Louisiana.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
8.99x6.04x.67 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Gomez's wonderful book documents the interplay of humans with Louisiana's coastal wetlands, especially the Chenier Plain, through the seasons...An interesting book that should help promote the value and appreciation of wetlands. — Choice This book will appeal to a wide audience, from those who read it for enjoyment to those who use it as a textbook or research tool.... Gomez's clear, almost lyrical style is a pleasure to read, and the imagery captures the essence of the Chenier Plain. — Robert Gramling, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Socioeconomic Research, University of Southwestern Louisiana

Louisiana's Chenier Plain is a 2,200-square-mile region of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay. Its inhabitants, some 6,000 people of Cajun and other ancestries, retain strong economic and cultural ties to the land and its teeming wildlife. They call it paradise...but it is a vulnerable paradise. In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces.

After describing the geography and history of the Chenier Plain, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its people. Drawing on their words and stories, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits such as alligator and waterfowl hunting, fur trapping, and fishing. She shows how these traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. This portrait of a working wetland reveals how wildlife use andappreciation can give rise to a stewardship that balances biological, economic, and cultural concerns in species and habitat protection.

"Synopsis" by , In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain in Louisiana, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces.
"Synopsis" by , After describing the geography and history of the Chenier Plain, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its people. Drawing on their words and stories, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits such as alligator and waterfowl hunting, fur trapping, and fishing. She shows how these traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. This portrait of a "working wetland" reveals how wildlife use and appreciation can give rise to a stewardship that balances biological, economic, and cultural concerns in species and habitat protection.
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