5/30/18

A question was brought up tonight during the talk: what is humans ecological role within the landscape and how do we effect the ecology of a place? Driving through the landscape today and the last few weeks, it is obvious that through the density and sparsity of population of a place as well as the culture of the ecology of a place plays a big role in the effect of a landscape. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and in these rural towns, you can see just that. Through necessary agricultural, cultural, and rural needs, landscape is reformed to configure these needs. Acequias have carved out the land for irrigation purposes, barbed wire fences have dissected the land by ownership/property, while public lands are dispersed in between. A landscape dominated by agriculture and ancestry. So, to answer the question, what is our role in the ecology of a place? We reform it, we manipulate it, we add to it, we are defined by it. The livelihood of people‚Äôs is within the ecology of a place. It is a reciprocal relationship that is constantly in flux. 

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