Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Katherine Gibbs

Second Advisor

Barbara J. Walton

Third Advisor

Donald Simonson

Abstract

The Whiterock Conservancy is a 5000 acre reserve in the Middle Raccoon River Valley a few miles south and east of Coon Rapids, Iowa. Surrounded by an area that has been converted almost entirely to cropland, the Garst family has protected and preserved this island of bluffs, woodland, wildlife, native prairies, and wetlands for generations to come. They have also opened it to ecologists, environmentalists, biologists, and the general public for environmental education, low impact public recreation, research and modeling of ecologically and economically sustainable methods of land management. This diverse area is a place of great inspiration to me and it is my hope that the work that I have done in expressing its beauty will help to promote and preserve it for future generations.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16066

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Nancy Lynn Thompson

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453055

OCLC Number

235945380

ISBN

9780549540755

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

49 pages

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Fine Arts Commons

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