Accession Number:

ADA370138

Title:

Pave It or Save It: Widelife Protection Planning Under the Base Closure and Realignment Acts.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-10-19

Pagination or Media Count:

402.0

Abstract:

This dissertation addresses the following question What factors appear most closely associated with successfull wildlife protection planning at Air Force bases closed under the Base Closure and Realignment Acts Six factors were investigated local environmental ethical concern and activism, local community wealth, community cohesion and stability, demographicgeographic characteristics, public participation, and administrative context and processes. A modified grounded theory approach to knowledge creation and a historical comparative case study between a closed Air Force base that successfillly produced wildlife protection plans and one that did not produce equivalent plans was used in this research. Data were collected through semi-structured, open-ended interviews and the analysis of relevant documents. The interview data, document data, and themes for each base were then compared.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE