- 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.
- This bibliography is about the Umpqua River Basin, particularly its hydrology and its fisheries. At the request of the local watershed council, the Partnership for Umpqua Rivers, the bibliography was extended beyond the estuary to include the entire basin. The Umpqua River Basin is almost entirely located in Douglas County, Oregon. It includes the North Umpqua River, the South Umpqua, the mainstem Umpqua River, and the Smith River. The Basin’s salmonid fisheries have been stressed by logging, agriculture and mining, and much work has been done to promote the recovery of its fisheries.
The bibliography includes records about some films, photographs and archival materials, along with books, articles, maps and web pages. The bibliography was built using local, regional and national library catalogs, major online databases, theses and dissertations, watershed assessments and Federal endangered species reports. In addition to some attention to the area’s pre-history, references date from Joel Palmer’s 1847 Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains and are current to June, 2023. We have attempted to cover major physical features of the Umpqua Basin, as well as important aquatic species and critical issues facing the area.
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.