Various types of mass movement features are found in the drainage
basin of the East Fork Coquille River in the southern Oregon Coast
Range. The distribution and forms of mass movement features in the area
are related to geologic factors and the resultant topography.
The Jurassic Otter Point Formation, a...
Salmon restoration has become a major priority in the Pacific Northwest. In the State of Oregon, much of
the responsibility for habitat restoration has fallen on local watershed councils, with the majority of their
funding coming from state and federal grants. Funding limitations, including the amount of funds allotted
Stream restoration techniques in western Oregon and Washington include
physical habitat restoration and more recently the addition of salmon carcasses to
improve food availability for juvenile fish. Although both are common practices, few
studies have examined the effects of carcass placement and the interaction of nutrient
enrichment with physical habitat...
Neogene rocks of the Deschutes basin include the middle Miocene
Columbia River Basalt Group and Simtustus Formation, and late Miocene
to early Pliocene Deschutes Formation. Assignment of Prineville
chemical-type flows to the Grande Ronde Basalt of the Columbia River
Basalt Group is based upon correlation of these lavas from their...
Several state and federal agencies have identified Oregon's coastal wetlands as
priority areas for conservation, and in some cases have specifically singled out
nontidal (mostly palustrine) wetlands as a major concern. Recent research has
highlighted the need to study and manage wetlands from a regional perspective that
considers the distribution...
Barriers to the movement of aquatic organisms can increase the genetic and
spatial isolation of populations and may decrease the viability of these regional
populations. Focus on culvert passage issues has increased as federal agencies
attempt to inventory and replace road-crossing stream culverts that are barriers to the