- Oregon's estuaries are important ecosystems for scientific study. Consequently, knowledge of what research has been conducted helps us identify benchmarks and plan new projects. A comprehensive bibliography of published research, technical reports, local documents, and data sets is one means of recording this knowledge. For these reasons, the Guin Library staﬀ have compiled bibliographies on Netarts Bay, the Salmon River Estuary, Siletz Bay, Yaquina Bay, the Alsea River Basin, the Yachats River Estuary and the Umpqua River Basin.
- The Yachats River (Lincoln County, Oregon) has a very small (40 acres), estuary. The State of Oregon classifies it as a Conservation Estuary, because it is relatively undeveloped. This bibliography attempts to identify research on physical, biological and cultural aspects of the Yachats River and its estuary, with an emphasis on fisheries and natural resources. Because the estuary is so small and the area has not been extensively studied, the scope of the bibliography has been extended to some aspects of the interesting nearby rocky coastline. In addition to some attention to the area’s pre-history, historical coverage dates from Alexander McLeod’s trip through the region in 1826 through June, 2023.
A web-based version of this bibliography is available at:
https://guin.library.oregonstate.edu/oregon-estuaries. The web version offers keyword searching, which includes major concepts as well as species names and geographic referents.