CWU's Cultural and Environmental Resource Management (CERM) Master's Program offers students an interdisciplinary resource management curriculum drawing from Geography and Anthropology, as well as Biology, Economics, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. CERM offers two emphases: Cultural Resource Management and Natural Resource Management. Program objectives include further qualifying students for management positions in resource fields and promoting wiser and more effective management of resources in the future.

This collection features theses from Master of Science students in the Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Program at Central Washington University.

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Theses from 2017

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WESTERN WASHINGTON LOGGING CAMPS: ST. PAUL AND TACOMA LUMBER COMPANY’S CAMP #5 ca. 1934-1947, Kayley Bass

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Forager and Collector Strategies in the Yakima Uplands: An Analysis of Archaeological Assemblages from Testing Projects on the U.S. Army Yakima Training Center, WA., John M. Davis

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Monitoring Reduction Efforts for PM2.5 in Ellensburg,WA Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Examine Behavioral Change, Kelsey Gibbs

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Vertebrate Faunal Analysis of The Anderson Creek Site (45KP233), Robert Holstine

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THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF FOREST TIMBER METHODS IN WASHINGTON STATE: A HEDONIC APPROACH, Kaleb Javier

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Upland Land Use and Intersite Lithic Assemblage Variation Across Two Rockshelter and Three Open-Air Archaeological Sites in Mount Rainier National Park, Caitlin Limberg

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COMPARING A SURFACE COLLECTION TO AN EXCAVATED COLLECTION IN THE LOWER SKAGIT RIVER DELTA AT 45SK51, Sherri M. Middleton

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The Economic Impacts of Cougars in Western Washington, Todd Stoothoff

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Why Now?: A Case Study of Split Estate and Fracking Activity in Garfield County Colorado, Janessa Zucchetto

Theses from 2016

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Land Use Variation on Mid-Columbia Plateau Upland and Lowland Archaeology Sites, Cathy J. Anderson

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Alternatives to Charcoal for Improving Chronometric Dating of Puget Sound Archaeological Sites, James W. Brown

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Hiker Trash and Trail Dogs: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Human Nature in the Trail Space, Jody A. Chinchen

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The Role of Fire in Montane Forest Environments in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon, Tamara G. Cox

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In Search of Heterotopia: Immersive Experiences in the Museum, Nicolas Crosby

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Species Identification of the Stylohyoid Bone for North American Artiodactyls, Thomas A. Hale

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The Life Cycle of Dams: An Analysis of Policy Change on the Rogue River, Oregon, Wendy McDermott

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An Economic Approach to Modeling Archaeological Settlement Patterns in Central Idaho, Anthony J. Saunders

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Defining Biodiversity: A Local Assessment of the Tahuayo River, Peru Using Self-directed Photography, Rozsika D. Steele

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Mapping and Radiocarbon Dating Archaic Period Monuments: La Alberca Structure Complex, Highland Michoacán, Mexico, Mark F. Steinkraus

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Sustainable Safari Practices: Proximity to Wildlife, Educational Intervention and the Quality of Experience, Ryan Devine Tarver

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EVERYDAY FARM LIFE IN THE MOXEE VALLEY 1915-1950: HISTORICAL ETHNOGRAPHY, Terri Towner

Theses from 2015

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A Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Monashka Bay Site (KOD-026) Kodiak Island, Alaska, Ayla Aymond

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The Economic Impacts of Forest Pathogens in Washington State: A Hedonic Approach, Logan Blair

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Using Particle Size Analysis to Separate the Deposition of a Bonebed and Artifact at the Wenas Creek Mammoth Site, Genevieve Brown

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Organization of Technology at the Sanders Site (45KT315): Analysis of Formed Tools from the Yakima Uplands, WA, Patrick D. Garrison

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Elk and Deer Hunters in Washington State: Affiliations and Ethical Behavior, Isa O. Harrison

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Understanding Vulnerability in Alaska Fishing Communities: A Validation Methodology for Rapid Assessment of Well-Being Indices, Conor M. Maguire

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Small Islands, Big Heart: Reproducing the Marquesas Islands Through The Body, Patrick E. Molohon

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Rediscovering an Upland Site: The Manastash Pines (45KT346) Kittitas County, Washington, Christopher J. Moose

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Renewing Spokane: A study of motivating forces behind downtown revitalization projects, Kara K. Mowery

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My Family, My Identity: An Ethnohistorical Exploration of a Multiethnic Family, Sarah Oosahwee-Voss

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Behavioral Response of Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) to Predator Odors, Laurie L. Porter

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Determination of Site Functionality and Subsistence Patterns at the Bray Archaeological Site (45PI1276) in Edgewood, Washington, David J. Sheldon

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Applying Wetland Rating Systems to Assess Functions of Depressional Wetlands Created by a Mass Wasting Feature, Table Mountain, Washington, Thomas S. Wachholder

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Building a History: Evaluation of Central Washington University Campus Buildings to Determine Eligibility for Listing on the National Register of Historic Places, Lauren M. Walton

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Washington's Fish Consumption Rate and Water Quality Standards: Fostering Allies to Keep Our Seafood Clean, Tiffany J. Waters

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Museum as an Inclusive Community: A Blueprint for Moving Forward, Howard P. Scott

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The Museum as an Inclusive Community: A Blueprint for Moving Forward, Howard P. Scott

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Sustainability Policy’s Inherent Dilemmas – Exemplified Via Critical Examination of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Sustainability Campaign, Kathryn A. Zimmerman

Theses from 2013

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Experiments to Measure the Effects of Timber Harvesting Equipment on Surface Lithic Scatters, Douglas J. Baughman