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 2024

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OBSIDIAN OCCURRENCE AND FREQUENCY FROM THE UPPER MIDDLE AND LOWER UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER, Elizabeth Armstrong

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A Foundational Research Project for Future Collaboration Between Indigenous Communities and Small Museums: a Case Study of Twenty-Five Beaded Bags, Dyana Gracia

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Effects of Tillage on Soil Health in Dryland Triticum aestivum Fields of Mold, WA, Lisa Marie Matthews

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Late Holocene Fire History Reconstruction of Beaver Lake in the Northwest Lowlands of the Olympic Peninsula, Grace McKenney

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Fire-Vegetation-Climate Interactions: An 8,000- Year Long Paleoecological Reconstruction from Round Lake, Idaho (USA), Audrey Scott

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Quantifying the Ecological Effects of Salix fragilis on Riparian Habitat in Kittitas County, Washington, Landon Shaffer

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LGBTQ+ Heritage in Kittitas County, Washington, Tiernan VanSuetendael

Theses from 2023

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An Assessment of "Long-Thin" Airline Routes: Network Structure and Emissions Implications for Environmental Policy, Porter Burns

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The Impact of Subjective Risk Analysis on Real Estate Prices in the Nisqually Region Following the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake, Ryan Espedal

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WINDBLOWN SNOW BEDFORMS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON SNOW WATER CONTENT WENATCHEE RANGE, WASHINGTON, Ryan Hampton

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Ballistic Experiments with a Sample of 3-D Printed Columbia Plateau Projectile Point Types, Aren Orsen

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Zooarchaeology of the Grissom Site (45KT301), Kittitas Valley, Washington, Steven Spencer

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Tracking Subtle Differences in Selective Conditions Across Microenvironments as Reflected in the Lithic Assemblages at The Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit Site (45PI408) and the Buck Lake Site (45PI438), Mount Rainier National Park, Breann Stoner

Theses from 2022

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Hanford Nuclear Site Cultural Resource GIS Analysis: A Case Study Investigating Pre-Contact Travel Networks and Site and Artifact Locations, Luciana R. Chester

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A Contentious Crop: Exploring the Regulatory Debate of Solar Power Production Facilities in Kittitas County, Washington, Daphne Condon

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Investigating the Archaeological Record Using a High-Resolution GIS Land Use Model in the East Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington., Mars Galloway

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Wilderness and the Geotag: Exploring the Claim that "Geotagging Ruins Nature" in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA, Mara Gans

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Characterizing and Predicting Beaver Pond Habitat in Kittitas County, Washington, Kylie Vroman

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Higher Education and Food Access: A Case Study of Food Access Initiatives and Their Community Impact, Rebecca Wheaton

Theses from 2021

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Raw Material Usage and Stone Tool Manufacture in the Elwha River Valley, Zachary C. Allen

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Rock Glacier Hydrological Significance in a Warming World: A Geoecological Transect in the North Cascades, Washington, Jessica Abadie Coffey

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Evaluating the Analytical Contribution of 1/8-Inch (0.32 Centimeter) Lithic Debitage at the Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit Site (45PI408), David R. Davis

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A Regional Synthesis of Post-Glacial Fire History in the Eastern Cascades, Washington, Using Macroscopic Charcoal Analysis, Brynn Harrison

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Transitioning to Legalization of Cannabis in Washington State: Regulations’ Impacts on Commodification, Metabolism, & Labor Practices, Rob Loewen

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Quantifying the Impact of Remapping Floodplains on Residential Property Values in Snohomish County, Washington: A Hedonic Approach, Carson Joseph Risner

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An Analysis of Tachylyte and Other Volcanic Glasses in Washington Archaeology, Mallory M. Triplett

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Evaluating the Spatial Trends and Statistical Determinants of Residential Solar Uptake in Washington State, Caleb Michael Valko

Theses from 2020

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Lithic Technological and Functional Variability between Mesa and Riverine Environments in the Mid-Columbia River Basin, Josh Allen

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Tekison Cave: A Case Study in Archaeological Collection Rehabilitation and Accessibility, Jackey Anderson

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Sampling the Local Fare: Fishes at the Sam Israel House Pit (45GR76), Soap Lake, Washington, Adam Fruge

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Investigating the Spatial and Statistical Dimensions of Mortuary Choice in the Historical-Period Old City Cemetery in Roslyn, Washington, Sarah Rain Hibdon

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Modeling Cle Elum Reservoir Shoreline Erosion: GIS Analysis to Support Cultural and Environmental Resource Management, Yakima Basin, Washington, Michael H. Horner

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Recovering Lost Information From Avocational Projectile Point Collections, Mackenzie Hughes

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The Economic Impact of Forest Harvest Practices on Washington State Park Visitation, Tyler Humphries

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A Resource Management Analysis of Olympia and Pacific Oysters in Puget Sound, Liliana Kaeding

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A Functional Analysis of Recorded Pre-Contact Archaeological Sites on Lopez Island, Washington, Julia Kunas

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Comparing Rusle LS Calculation Methods across Varying DEM Resolutions, Amanda Moody

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Distribution of Invasive Plant Species on Debris Cones at Mount Rainier National Park, Shaun Morrison

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Evaluation of the Relationship Between Land Use and Water Quality in Kittitas County, WA, Lindsay Schulz

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The Economic Impacts of Soil Remediation Efforts at Lead Arsenate Contaminated Sites in Yakima County: A Hedonic Approach, Seth Urbanski

Theses from 2019

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Identifying the effects of land use and policy on disturbance regimes in the Teanaway Community Forest, Washington, Savannah Bommarito

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Rock Imagery: A Cultural Landscape Analysis in the Yakima Uplands, Jessica Eliana Delgado-Morris

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Post-Glacial Fire History of Horsetail Fen and Human-Environment Interactions in the Teanaway Area of the Eastern Cascades, Washington, Serafina Ferri

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Faunal Analysis of the Mesa 12 Archaeological Site (45GR144): Grant County, Washington, Justin Fitzpatrick

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Measuring Trace Element Concentrations in Artiodactyl Cannonbones using Portable X-Ray Fluorescence, Joshua L. Henderson

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Estimating the Economic Value of Rock Climbing in Smith Rock: An individual travel cost approach, Cassandra Koefod

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Suction Dredge Mining Impacts on Pacific Lamprey Populations and Habitat in Washington State: A Case Study of the Entiat River, Jaime Liljegren

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Incorporating User Data in Cross Boundary Trail Mangement: A case study of the foothills trail systemnear Wenatchee, WA, Beth Macinko

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Terminal Illness: The Political Ecology and Political Economy of the Millennium Bulk Coal Export Terminal, Longview, WA, Paige McNorvell

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Holocene Fire History Reconstruction of a Mid-Evaluation Mixed-Conifer Forest in the Eastern Cascades, Washington, Zoe Rushton

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Water and Life. A Cross-Sectional Study on Determinants of Beverage Consumption and Water Access in One Tribal Community, Christina White

Theses from 2018

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Variability in the Debitage of the Early Holocene Lithic Assemblages of the Sanders (45KT315) Site, Alexis Dyson

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Embodying The Hyphen: An Ethnography On Korean Adoptees, Barbara Hammersberg

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Postglacial Fire, Vegetation, and Environmental Change in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, Okanogan County, Washington (USA), Kevin Haydon

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Rock Features of the Upper Klamath Basin: An Integrated Approach to Identification, Roman Jakien

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A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Hole-in-the-Wall Canyon (45KT12) and French Rapids (45KT13) Sites: Ginkgo State Park, Washington, Matt Johnson

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Abandoned Mine Land Impacts on Tributaries in the Upper Yakima River Watershed, Eastern Cascades, Washington, Scott Kugel

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Evaluating Floodplain Hydrologic Connectivity, Yakima River, WA, Cristopher Morton

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Geomorphic Consequences of Hydroelectricity and Transportation Development near Celilo Falls, Lower Mid-Columbia River, Washington, Noah I. Oliver

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Residential solar in Washington State, Sam Pfeifer

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Two Post-Glacial Sagebrush Steppe Fire Records at the Wildland-Urban Interface, Eastern Cascades, Washington, Dusty Pilkington

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The Economic Impact of the Oso Landslide: A Hedonic Approach, Sarah Pratt

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Internal composition, structure, and hydrological significance of rock glaciers in the Eastern Cascades, Washington, Adam Riffle

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Water Demand, Adaptive Capacity, and Drought: an Analysis of the Upper Klamath Basin, Oregon and California, Patricia Snyder

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The Origin of Dark Mats at the Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit Site (45PI408) Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, Sean Stcherbinine

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Intertidal Habitat Utilization by Endangered Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), Willapa Bay, Washington, Luke Stilwater

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Ecological Effects of Overwater Structures on Subtidal Kelp, Northern Puget Sound, Washington, E. Jhanek Szypulski

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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Data Potential of Archaeological Deposits at the Chelan Station Site, Matthew J. Breidenthal

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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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Tracing Ainu and Pre-Ainu Cultural Continuity Through Cladistic Analysis of Faunal Assemblages, Christopher Lowry

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The Economic Impacts of Soil Contamination in Wenatchee, WA, Jessica R. Martin

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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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Fracked Perceptions: Changes in Perception Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Among Residents of Dimock, Pennsylvania., Brian Straniti

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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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SIGNIFICANCE EVALUATION OF THE FORGOTTEN CREEK SITE, Joy D. Ferry

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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