The Environment and Its Management

Lynn H. Gamble

in The Chumash World at European Contact

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780520254411
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942684 | DOI:
The Environment and Its Management

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This chapter describes the environment the Chumash lived in, specifically the ecological setting of the channel region, and identifies the various resources that are available in the Santa Barbara Channel region, including the various flora and fauna which can be found in the area. It also shows how the Chumash managed the environment despite their lack of agriculture, and considers the environmental changes that occurred during the historic period.

Keywords: environment; environment management; ecological setting; resources; environmental changes

Chapter.  6680 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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