Is a Working Landscape Desirable? (Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Conservationist)

Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Project Director for the Nature Conservancy, talks about how managing tourism and mining will lend themselves to the success of working landscapes.

Transcript: Is a Working Landscape Desirable?

The question of whether or not a working landscape is desirable I think is somewhat of a moot question. We are living in a time where we have humans using the land. We have people working in the Loess Hills, using land for agricultural purposes. We have people that are living in the Loess Hills. We have our communities nestled within the ridges of the Loess Hills. So to ask whether or not it's desirable, that's what we have today. And it will continue to work if we recognize that increased pressures and increased uses in the Loess Hills possibly will have a negative impact on the long term sustainability of the landform and the natural and cultural resources out here.

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