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Assessing a Community’s Capacity to Engage with Urban Natural Resources: A Qualitative Study Examining the Kohlman Creek Subwatershed in North St. Paul, MN.

Hammes, Mary C.

Master of Science Thesis: Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management (year-long). Student: Mary Hammes.

Increasingly, urban residents are detached from, and lack opportunities to meaningfully interact with, their natural environment. North Saint Paul has many unique natural features that offer opportunities to educate residents about the local ecosystem and natural resources that are available, and to encourage residents to reengage with their natural environment.

In the 2013-2014 academic year, a graduate student in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management is focused on North Saint Paul’s environmental education needs as the subject of her Plan B project for her master of science degree, using qualitative approaches (focus groups, subject interviews, participant observation) to examine how residents of North Saint Paul understand parks, trails, and natural areas in the community, including why they visit these places, how they use them for recreational or other purposes, what they know about the ecosystem services provided by these natural resources, and what additional uses or amenities they could envision for these places.

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Minneapolis: Resilient Communities Project.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
58 pp.
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