LOS ANGELES AND THE MANIPULATION OF NATURE
ESSAY QUESTION WEEK 3 (2.5 pages): This week’s essay will address the manipulation of non-human nature that has defined and will continue to define Los Angeles and Southern California as we move into the foreseeable future. I’d like you to discuss and explain the strained relationship Los Angeles has had with the natural world: non-human animal habitat, riparian landscapes, parkland, (floods and fires), and the general lack of attention paid to or the complete disregard of the native flora and fauna. Also explain where our SoCal/LA water comes from, its limitations and scarcity, how it makes it to us, and other challenges associated with future supply. What are some of the past and contemporary debates regarding water usage in SoCal and….