The removal of dams in northwestern Oregon provides insight into river water flow, sedimentation fluctuations and ecological changes.
During the summer of 2006, anoxia, a complete lack of oxygen in the water, was recorded off the central Oregon coast for the first time.
When the primary goal of a forest is sustainable timber production, the lack of historic tree diversity, shrub and vegetation species may have long-term impacts on forest health.
Although native to eastern North America, barred owls moved west as human activities altered the landscape, according to USFWS. Since barred owls are less selective about their habitat and prey, they are out-competing northern spotted owls for habitat and food.
Washington state’s Puget Sound is the focus of a large-scale estuarine restoration project, spearheaded by conversation organizations hoping to amass a multi-billion dollar warchest.
Over millions of years, sediment typically accumulates to great depths, from one-half mile to nearly 2 miles, and in rare cases, 3 miles deep.
The “rototilling” effect most happens wherever salmon are found in high densities, such as British Columbia, Alaska and some individual streams in the Pacific Northwest.
Research will add to the knowledge of the seismic hazards in the Puget Sound region by providing greater understanding of the region’s tectonic stresses.
Surface and atmospheric temperatures have risen in western Canada since the middle of the 19th century.
For 1,000 years, the Tillamook Indians lived a peaceful life on Tillamook Bay, thriving on the abundance of salmon and shellfish and spectacular scenery.