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.
Pacific Northwest & Alaska Ecology
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.
At least 1.6 million wild chinook salmon fry died last spring after being stranded in gravel by low-water conditions along a 17-mile stretch of the Columbia River.
Most of these steelhead salmon are of hatchery origin, not the wild runs that swam upriver before Bonneville Dam was built in 1938.
Federal dam managers failed to meet federal standards for water quantity and water temperature in the Snake and Columbia rivers, violating the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act.
Proposed management and policy changes to improve firefighter safety were accepted by USFS.