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Main Title Status of the interior Columbia Basin : summary of scientific findings /
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 36429533
Subjects Ecosystem management--Columbia River Watershed. ; Biodiversity conservation--Columbia River Watershed. ; Conservation of natural resources--Columbia River Watershed. ; Pacific salmon. ; Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific--Treaties. ; Columbia River Watershed--Environmental conditions. ; Ecology. ; Pacific Northwest. ; United States--Columbia River Watershed. ; Ecosystem management--Columbia River Basin ; Biological diversity conservation--Columbia River Basin ; Conservation of natural resources--Columbia River Basin
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Pages 1-28
Pages 29-60
Pages 61-92
Pages 93-100
Pages 101-114
Pages 115-132
Pages 133-144
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  10A000004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/07/1997
Collation iii, 144 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
"November 1996."
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Social and economic setting -- American Indian peoples -- Biophysical setting and landscape dynamics -- Terrestrial ecology -- Aquatic species and habitats -- Ecosystem integrity -- The future of the Basin : analysis of management options -- Conclusion : from science to management. The Status of the Interior Columbia Basin is a summary of the scientific findings from the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project. The Interior Columbia Basin includes some 145 million acres within the northwestern United States. Over 75 million acres of this area are managed by the USDA Forest Service or the USDI Bureau of Land Management. A framework for ecosystem management is described that assumes the broad purpose is to maintain the integrity of ecosystems over time and space. An integrated scientific assessment links landscape, aquatic, terrestrial, social, and economic characterizations to describe the biophysical and social systems. Ecosystem conditions within the Basin have changed substantially within the last 100 years. The status of ecosystems is described in terms of current conditions and trends under three broadly defined management options. The scientific information brought forward will be used in decision-making, and may potentially amend Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management plans within the Basin. The information highlighted here represents an integrated view of biophysical and socioeconomic elements at a scale never before attempted. The risks and opportunities are characterized in the broad context of the Basin for managers and the public to use as a foundation for discussion about future management.