The rapid proliferation of exempt wells since the settlement of the West has left the State of Washington with little knowledge of the existing number of exempt wells within its boundaries. Exempt wells are primarily a rural phenomena that when abandoned leave aquifers vulnerable to contaminants and create a general...
Implementation of. the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of
1976 affords opportunities for fishery expansion and economic development
in the Oregon otter trawl fishery. The changes stimulated by the
Act should occur, according to social science theorists, by the
diffusion of innovations from innovative fishermen to less innovative
Archaeologists use diversity as one way of
characterizing their assemblages. Diversity refers to both
the number of artifact classes present (richness) and the
proportional representation of classes (evenness).
Numerical diversity indices measure one or both components.
Archaeologists use assemblage diversity to infer behavior
of prehistoric cultures.
Archaeological inferences about behavior...
Ideals of freedom, independence, and land ownership helped form and perpetuate the mythology of ranching in the United States. However, stereotypes emerged as a result of distortion from the media and the move away from the land. Social philosophies changed
regarding the environment, land use, and the health and safety...
In August 2011, the final Upper Willamette River basin salmon and steelhead recovery plan was adopted by NOAA Fisheries and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The plan highlights a variety of activities that need to be taken by both public and private entities in order to recover these...
Many countries around the world are looking to tourism as a sustainable solution for economic development and many individuals seek business opportunities in the tourism industry. Researchers in the field of anthropology and other disciplines alike have recorded findings of the environmental, economic and cultural impacts of tourism development that...
The ecological crisis, recognized by scientists as well as an increasing number of lay people
urges a response from a variety of disciplines. The consideration of sustainability requires the help
of a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, which can contribute an ability to identify
cultural patterns that impede cultural change...
As a result of academic research into the effects of mass travel, an industry of
alternative tourism has emerged. Application of this research has resulted in myriad
forms of tourism, two of these being ecotourism and educational travel. Ecotourism
represents a response to what is the destructive nature of the...
In the fall and winter of 1999/2000, efforts by federal, state, and local
agencies to restore salmon habitat by protecting land adjacent to rivers and streams
drew intense responses citizens in the Pacific Northwest. Despite efforts to
"involve" citizens in the development of riparian protection policies, many did not
New technology may have negative, as well as positive, effects on a sociocultural
system. Biodiesel is growing in popularity as a fuel alternative that addresses global
warming and reduces dependency on petroleum. The biodiesel innovation fits well
into the existing behavioral infrastructure of Linn and Benton Counties, Oregon. The