Concern over the incidental catch of non-targeted species in commercial and
recreational fisheries has greatly increased. Public attention, negative publicity,
controversies between differing fisheries and gear groups and the reauthorization of the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act have led to an increased
awareness of the issue. The Pacific halibut...
Strip tillage is a conservation tillage system that was developed for row crops grown in heavy, poorly drained cool soils in the northern corn belt states, but which some Pacific Northwest farmers are adapting to their local conditions. This publication provides information on strip tillage compared with conventional tillage, in...
Wild salmon populations are in decline in the Pacific Northwest. In the region populations and runs of Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytsha), Chum (Oncorhynchus keta), Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Sockey (Oncorhynchus nerka), and Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) have been listed as threatened and/or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the U.S. and/or...
In spite of considerable efforts to restore natural runs of anadromous
salmonids in the Pacific Northwest, they remain at risk of extirpation. Along
with many other factors influencing the decline, stocking from hatcheries
over the past hundred years is often suggested to be a major cause. The listing
The Mimulus washingtonensis complex is a group of morphologically similar
species centered in the Pacific Northwest. All are rare, and most are under
consideration for listing as endangered. Morphometric and pollination data were
used in developing a revised taxonomy for the group. Five species and two varieties
are recognized. Mimulus...
Surface erosion can be initiated by forest practices such as
timber harvest, road construction, and site preparation. A variety
of management and control measures can help reduce
this erosion. Surface erosion is generated by soil and operational
conditions that are conducive to or cause disturbance
and compaction. By using good...
Phylogeographic studies of six Pacific Northwest forest-associated
salamanders provide insight into historical and contemporary processes on
population genetic structure. Among Larch Mountain Salamanders (Plethodon
larselli), cytochrome b mitochondrial (mtDNA) sequences (381 bp) and random
amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPDs; 34 loci) supported separate Management
Units for northern and southern populations (12...
Successful conservation management requires an understanding of how species respond to intervention. Native and exotic species may respond differently to management interventions due to differences arising directly from their native or exotic origin (i.e., provenance) or from differences in life-history or phylogenetic lineage that are associated with provenance. Thus, selection...