Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest

Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest

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Wild salmon, trout, char, grayling, and whitefish (collectively salmonids) have been a significant local food and cultural resource for Pacific Northwest peoples for millennia. The location, size, and distribution of urban areas along streams, rivers, estuaries, and coasts directly and indirectly alter and degrade wild salmonid populations and their habitats. Although urban and exurban areas typically cover a smaller fraction of the landscape than other land uses combined, they have profound consequences for local ecosystems, aquatic and terrestrial populations, and water quality and quantity.a€‹When incorporated into existing or new developments, LID techniques can reduce pollutant loads transferred to ... Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103(14):5403a€“ 5408 Booth DB (2005) Challenges and prospects for restoring urban streams: a perspective from the Pacific Northwest of North America. ... Low impact development: technical guidance manual for puget sound. ... Herricks EE, Urbonas B, Clary JK (2005) Urban storm-water regulationsa€”are impervious area limits a good idea?

Title:Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest
Author:J. Alan Yeakley, Kathleen G. Maas-Hebner, Robert M. Hughes
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-20


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