- 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 Netarts Bay estuary is approximately 2,743 acres in area and its watershed masses approximately 14 square miles. Because it is relatively undisturbed, the Oregon Estuary Classification System calls Netarts Bay a Conservation estuary. As such, it is a valuable resource for many wildlife species. The Audubon Society of Portland reports, for example, that between 18-70% of Oregon's wintering population of Black Brant (average 43%) is to be found at Netarts Bay.
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.