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Political ecology and habitat conservation for endangered species planning in Southern California: region, places, and ecological governance

Jonas, A. E.; Pincetl, Stephanie; Jonas, Andy; Sullivan, Jim

Authors

A. E. Jonas

Stephanie Pincetl

Jim Sullivan



Abstract

The county of Riverside California has a long history of land conservation. In this comparative case study between Western Riverside County and the Coachella Valley area in the county we show how governance institutions that encompass regions that have very different ecologies, are governed by rules and regulations that are undifferentiated relative to those differences. The study argues, however, that what may differ are the workings of the local urban regimes and the metabolic appropriation of ecosystems for economic growth. In this close investigation of the sprawling county of Riverside we find very different approaches to habitat preservation and the enrollment of nature for wealth production by the local urban regimes.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011-07
Journal GEOFORUM
Print ISSN 0016-7185
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 4
Pages 427-438
APA6 Citation Pincetl, S., Jonas, A., & Sullivan, J. (2011). Political ecology and habitat conservation for endangered species planning in Southern California: region, places, and ecological governance. Geoforum, 42(4), (427-438). doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.03.001. ISSN 0016-7185
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.03.001
Keywords Habitat conservation; Political ecology; Private property rights; Region; Southern California
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718511000364?via%3Dihub#!
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