State of the Salish Sea, Salish Sea, ecosystem, Coast Salish, Puget Sound, place name
Sense of place refers to peoples’ bonds and meanings associated with place. Sense of place tends to include: place attachment (bond or connection to place); place dependence (reliance on place for need or goal achievement); place identity (identification with place); and place meaning (descriptions or imagery that define a place). Sense of place is subjective, yet patterned, providing researchers with the ability to assess shared connections, understandings, meanings, and the potential to predict behaviors or perceptions. Sense of place is recognized as integral to ecosystem health and recovery. Sense of place can be understood, if not harnessed to address ecosystem challenges and recovery actions. This vignette outlines the status of sense of place in the Salish Sea region based on a non-exhaustive review of regional research.
State of the Salish Sea
Salish Sea Institute
Trimbach, D. (2021). Sense of Place. In K.L. Sobocinski, State of the Salish Sea. Salish Sea Institute, Western Washington University. http://doi.org/10.25710/vfhb-3a69
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