This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Geography. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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PREDICTING HABITAT DISTRIBUTION FOR FIVE RARE PLANT SPECIES WITHIN THE BLACKFOOT SWAN LANDSCAPE RESTORATION PROJECT, Annalisa Suzan Ingegno

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Performing Whale-Watching in Juneau, Alaska, Chelsea Karthauser

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL FOR GEOGRAPHIC TRANSPORTATION MODELING TO IMPROVE FOOD ASSISTANCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE MISSOULA FOOD BANK, Mary Buford French

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PROTECTING THE CROWN OF THE CONTINENT ECOSYSTEM: A HISTORY OF CONSERVATION IN THE BLACKFOOT AND SWAN VALLEYS, MONTANA, Verena Henners

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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(RE)LOCALIZING FINLAND’S FOODSHED: GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND URBAN AGRICULTURE, Sophia E. Albov

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On the Map, But Off the Grid: Perceptions of Authenticity in Polebridge, Montana, William Klaczynski

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Assessment of Avalanche Mitigation Planning for Developed Areas in the Rocky Mountain’s of Colorado, Daniel Kozel

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The History and Evolution of North American Ski Resort Map Style and Design, Amy Elizabeth Lippus

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REMAKING NATURE IN MONTANA: TOPOPHILIC CONSIDERATIONS OF WOLVES AND WOLF TRAPPING, Andrew Myers

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THE HABITAT OF EUROPEAN BROWN BEARS IN NORTHERN SPAIN: MAPPING HABITAT FRAGMENTATION AND POTENTIAL CONNECTIVITY, Alma D. Pacheco

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Grassroots Planning: An Actor-Network Study of Surfing Waves in Missoula, Montana, Alexander S. Pichacz Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Perceptions of Climate Change and Vulnerability in Upper Svaneti, South Caucasus, Georgia, Peter Alexandrovich Bordokoff

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IMPACTS OF URBAN LAND USE CHANGE ON SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER IN KUMASI, GHANA, Michael Kofi Eduful

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TESTING THE UTILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLUSTER ANALYSIS BASED UPON BIODIVERSITY SURROGATES WITHIN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR CONSERVATION PLANNING: A CASE STUDY OF INLAND TEMPERATE RAINFOREST IN THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS, Matthew J. Heimel

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Analysis of the Rocky Boy Reservation’s Border Formation 1885 to 1950, Brendan Arthur Hoover

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GEOGRAPHY’S PLACE IN BIG SKY COUNTRY: A STUDY OF MOTIVATING AND DEMOTIVATING FACTORS FOR TEACHING GEOGRAPHY IN THE MONTANA CLASSROOM, Kayde Ellen Kaiser

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MODELING NORTHERN GOSHAWK (ACCIPITER GENTILIS) NESTING HABITAT ON THE LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST USING EIGENVECTOR FILTERS TO ACCOUNT FOR SPATIAL AUTOCORRELATION, Morganne Marie Lehr

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A GIS APPROACH TO ANALYZING STREAM TEMPERATURES IN THE SLEEPING CHILD CREEK WATERSHED, MONTANA, USA, Gabriel J. Frazier

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The development of the first legend for geomorphologic mapping of high mountain environments in the United Sates, Mitchell Lee Fyock

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Comparison of Wild-Domestic Sheep Interaction Policies in Bighorn Disease Outbreak Locations in the Continental U.S., 1990-2010, Tristan Howard

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Land-cover change within the peatlands along the Rocky Mountain Front, Montana: 1937-2009, Joseph Tyler Milbrath

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INVENTORY OF MONGOLIAN GLACIERS FOR THE GLOBAL LAND ICE MEASUREMENTS FROM SPACE (GLIMS) PROGRAM, Caleb Gikai Pan

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Analysis of microtopography, vegetation, and active-layer thickness using terrestrial LIDAR and kite photography, Barrow, AK, Julia Smith

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MAPPING THE DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF WESTERN LARCH (LARIX OCCIDENTALIS NUTT.) WITH MULTI-TEMPORAL SATELLITE IMAGERY AND GRADIENT MODELING, Steven Joseph Touzel

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Tourism Sector Perceptions of Vulnerability to Environmental Change in Glacier National Park, U.S.A., Nicholas Youngstrom

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An Analysis of Demographic and Socio-Economic Change in the Clark Fork Watershed Between 2000 and 2010, Benjamin C. Brewer

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BETWEEN HARSHA AND HARIRA: MOROCCAN WOMEN’S RELATIONSHIPS TO FOOD AND KITCHENSPACE, Lillie Greiman

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How Ch-paa-qn Got It's Name: A Sixth-Grade Geography Curriculum Unit for Indian Education for All in Montana, Mary Elizabeth Nellis

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Mapping a Historic Bitterroot Valley, Montana Landscape Using General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes, Karen M. Shelly

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Rethinking Drought: Planning for Water Scarcity and Climate Variability in the Clark Fork Basin of Montana, Molly Smith

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USING LANDSAT IMAGERY TO EVALUATE LANDSCAPE-LEVEL IMPACTS OF NATURAL GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT: TAZOVSKY PENNINSULA, RUSSIA, 1984-2007, Jesse Stevens Wallace

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON PREDICTING RARE-PLANT HABITAT IN THE NEZ PERCE NATIONAL FOREST, Thor Burbach

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CREATING AN IMAGE, SHAPING A DESTINATION IN CHACHAPOYAS, PERU, Charles Hoadley

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RURAL COMMUNITY VITALITY; THE CASES OF FORT BENTON, MONTANA AND WATFORD CITY, NORTH DAKOTA, Joseph Micheal Husar

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FIVE YEARS AFTER THE OCTOBER 8, 2005 KASHMIR EARTHQUAKE: ASSESSING POST-SEISMIC LANDSLIDING PROCESSES BETWEEN 2005 AND 2010, Shah F. Khan

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Retracing the 1910 Carruthers Royal Geographical Society Expedition to the Turgen Mountains of Mongolia – Reconstruction of a Century of Glacial Change, Kevin Gregory McManigal

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Evaluating Repeat Photography in Documenting Natural and Cultural Landscape Changes: a Changing Crown of the Continent Ecosystem between 1899 and 2010, Dusty Leigh Waltner

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Examining Narratives of Place: Representations of Xinjiang in Tourism and Geography Education, Michael Church

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The Value of a Neighborhood School: The Story of Paxson Elementary, Missoula, Montana, Tina K. Erickson

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THE BIOGEOGRAPHY OF Ageratina adenophora: A MEXICAN TRANS-GLOBAL INVADER, Heather Marie Evans

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Geographilia in Children's Urban Spaces: Investigating How Children Explore Outdoor Places and Connect with Natural Objects., jeanine sandra garella

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SCALE AND SOURCE OF GEOSPATIAL DATA FOR WILDFIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS: COMPARING NATIONAL DATA WITH LOCAL DATA IN THE DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST, Julie Marie Gilbertson-Day

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Resource Debate in Southwest Alaska: The Bristol Bay Fishery and the Pebble Mine, Ethan Jerome Gottschalk

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STEWARDSHIP IN WEST AFRICAN VODUN: A CASE STUDY OF OUIDAH, BENIN, HAYDEN THOMAS JANSSEN

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Socio-Ecological Factors that Impact Sustainable Management of the lake Bosomtwe Basin in Ghana, Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong

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AN ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL WATER RIGHTS AND WATER SYSTEMS IN THE CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN, Jacob Daniel Petersen-Perlman

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Irrigators' Vulnerability to Drought in the Flathead River Basin, Montana, Joel Brown Stephen

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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PERCEPTION & ROLE OF 3-D VISUALIZATIONS IN PLANNING: A CASE STUDY OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE SCENIC BYWAY'S VIEWSHED PROTECTION & VISUALIZATION PROJECT, Kyle Balke

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The Public Land Manager in Collaborative Conservation Planing: A Comparative Analysis of Three Case Studies in Montana, Lawrence Allen Byrd

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Glacier Monitoring in Ladakh and Zanskar, northwestern India, Martin Edward Byrne

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SOCIO-SPATIAL DIMENSIONS OF MIGRANT WOMEN’S LIVES IN TBILISI, GEORGIA, Laura S. E. Cahill

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RENEWABLE ENERGY IN MONTANA: SYSTEM APPLICATIONS AND TECHNLOGY, Mandi Lee Corr

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Exploring Perspectives on Landscape and Language among Kaike Speakers in Dolpa, Nepal, Corrie Maya Daurio

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Impacts of Industrial Development Upon Indigenous Farming and Grazing Traditions in Xinjiang, People's Republic of China, James Robert Harper

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Assessing Accessible Transportation Options Using GIS in Missoula, MT, Jillian Jo Jurica

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An Assessment of the Viability of LandScan Data to Estimate Structure Location in Wildland Fire Management and Planning, Jeffrey Daniel Kaiden

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Rural Subdivision Planning in Missoula County, Montana: a Planner's Perspective, John Michael Newman

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Farmers' Perceptions and Reactions to Changes in Grain Elevator Size and Location in Central Montana, Jessie June Reynolds

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Rock Glacier Distribution, Activity and Movement, Northern Absaroka and Beartooth Ranges, MT, USA, Zachary M. Seligman

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SPATIO-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF BIOMES IN THE NORTHWESTERN UNITED STATES (9000 YBP TO THE PRESENT), Christopher Caleb Stump

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WATER QUALITY AND WATERBORNE DISEASE ALONG THE NIGER RIVER, MALI: A STUDY OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND RESPONSE, Ashley Lauren Williams

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AN EXAMINATION OF MORTALITY RATES OF MISSOULA COUNTY AS COMPARED TO STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS, Daniel John Yochim

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING OF THE K2 AREA, PAKISTAN USING GIS AND REMOTE SENSING, Deborah Jeanne Belden

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Looking more deeply into the Link between Art and Place within the Salish Tribal Culture of Northwest Montana, Nathan E. Davis

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ASSESSMENT AND POTENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SNOW-RELATED ALGORITHMS IN BIOME-BGC, v4.2, Deana Ann DeWire

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Geodatabase Design for Resource and Land Management GIS: Missoula Field Office BLM Case Study, Mark English

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Landslide Susceptibility Zonation GIS for the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake affected region, Benjamin Growley

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Producing a Biblical Atlas, Elizabeth Anne Hertz

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Residential Development Patterns in Flathead County, Montana, Louis Anthony Jarvis

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The Role of Brownfields Redevelopment in the Rejuvenation of an Older Industrial City: A Case Study of Two Successful Brownfields Reuse Projects in Baltimore, Maryland, Gregory William Lewis

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A SIMPLE GIS APPROACH TO PREDICTING RARE PLANT HABITAT: NORTH CENTRAL ROCKY MOUNTAINS, UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, REGION ONE, Erin Elizabeth Nock

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El Milagro De Almeria, Espana: A Political Ecology of Landscape Change and Greenhouse Agriculture, Robert Tyrell Wolosin

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Predicting Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) Range Expansion Near Missoula Montana Using Localized Climate and Elevation Data, William Frank Preston Cumming

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Intersecting Issues of the Kashmir Earthquake: Risk reduction, vulnerability and the erosion of seismic culture, Jennifer Hamilton

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EVALUATING RANGELAND CONDITIONS IN NEIGHBORING PROTECTED AREAS OF RUSSIA AND MONGOLIA, Sidney Rankin Holmes

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TEMPLATES FOR CREATING STANDARDIZED CARTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTSFOR MONTANA COUNTY PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PLANS, Bruce Albert Koerner

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Small-Hydroelectricity and Landscape Change in the Bitterroot Mountains: Public Perceptions and Attitudes, Chad E. Newman

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A spatiotemporal analysis of Army base distributions in the contiguous United States from 1800 to 1900, Ben Ravitz

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DAM REGULATIONS EFFECTS ON SAND BAR MIGRATION ON THE MISSOURI RIVER: SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA, John Perkins Sanford

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Predicting Northern Goshawk Dynamics Using an Individual-based Spatial Model, Melanie A. Smith

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Food Supply Chains and Food-Miles: An Analysis for Selected Conventional, Non-local Organic and Other-Alternative Foods Sold in Missoula, Montana, Kimberly Spielman

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The Modern Great Game in Central Asia, James Lawson Chapman

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Collaborative planning and public participation in the review and update of the Critical Areas Ordinance in Whatcom County Washington, Nikole Coleman

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Exploring Native American folklore : Little people and giants, Frederick E. Harris

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Basin fragmented: Coal bed methane development in the Powder River Basin, Heather Cling Kreilick

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Meeting basic water needs in post-Soviet Naryn Kyrgyzstan: a case study of a Tien Shan Mountain community, Matthew J. Sanford

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Land use controls in Montana: An analysis of factors affecting policy adoption of countywide zoning, Kristin N. Smith

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Participatory planning and neighborhood councils: A neighborhood's infrastructure plan in Missoula Montana, Brian C. Speer

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Application of 3D visualization software to the proposed Highway 93 expansion corridor between Polson and Evaro in Lake County Montana, William A. Veteto

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GIS assessment of snow leopard potential range and protected areas throughout inner Asia : and the development of an internet mapping service for snow leopard protection, Patricia Ann Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Improving agricultural productivity in Thailand, James M. Biondich

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Meander migration prediction of the Clark Fork River at Grant - Kohrs Ranch Montana, Claudia Elena Castro

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Islandness fixed-links and tourism along Florida's Gulf Coast, Russell Thomas Fielding

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Reconstructing occupation patterns at the Bridge River archaeological site (EeR14), Matthew C. Hogan

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Grizzly Bear reintroduction to the Bitterroot ecosystem : perceptions of individuals with land-base occupations, Carlos L. Velado

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Ties that bind: the traditional irrigation systems of Uzbekistan social capital and implications for current successful management, Patrick James Conti

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Renewable energy in Montana : resource potential and complementarity, Elizabeth Mulligan Hartsoch

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Migration and socioeconomic change in Montana: 1995 to 2000, Nicholas J. Hill

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Assessment of the historic land survey notes and their utility in geographical studies, Aron N. Langley

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Geodatabase use in fire sciences research| The development lifecycle, Lee T. Macholz