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This field protocol describes how to measure transient storage in a stream system.
2011-08-02
2011-08-02
2014-08-27
This field protocol describes how to sample freshwater invertebrates.
2011-08-02
2011-08-02
2014-08-27
The Lummi Natural Resources Riparian Zone Restoration Project (RZRP) was initiated three years ago as part of an ongoing effort to restore and enhance salmon habitat and Northwest coastal ecosystems. In January of 1999 Lummi Natural Resources and...
2011-08-08
2011-08-08
1999-08-27
The absence of a hierarchical approach to classification that integrates landscape and riverine ecological theory hampers scientific and regulatory endeavors to define natural resource management strategies protective of watershed dynamics. This...
2011-08-08
2011-08-08
2002-12-31
Through the Wood Compatibility Initiative (WCI), the Center for Streamside Studies at the University of Washington has undertaken a series of research efforts addressing production and protection of forest, fish, wildlife, and other aquatic and...
2011-08-08
2011-08-08
2002-11-01
As part of the process outlined in Washington's "Statewide Strategy to Recover Salmon: Extinction is Not an Option" the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife, Ecology, and Transportation were charged to develop Aquatic Habitat Guidelines...
2011-08-08
2011-08-08
2001-07-11
Our study of permeable pavements has evolved from a growing recognition of the limitations of traditional stormwater management. To keep water in the soil we must allow access of water to that soil across much of the landscape, developed as well...
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2011-08-08
1996-08-27
This paper describes the causes and effects of urban-induced changes to the hydrology of a drainage basin. To understand the cause of change, the hydrologic behavior of the undisturbed basin first will be explained. The effects of development are...
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2011-08-08
1991-08-27
Many pharmaceuticals and personal care products or PCPPs enter and leave wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) unaltered or incompletely removed and are subsequently released into the environment through wastewater outflows or solids application....
2011-08-11
2011-08-11
2014-08-27
This literature review covers a variety of factors that contribute to riparian soils. These factors include water, geomorphic processes, coarse woody debris, litterfall and decomposition, nutrient dynamics, and red alder. The review also...
2011-08-11
2011-08-11
2000-03-01
Forested landscapes in Washington State are managed by a state forest practice management system that includes Washington forest practice rules, Watershed Analyses and landowner landscape plans. One objective of the management system is to protect...
2011-08-11
2011-08-11
1999-07-01
The University of Washington is working to provide knowledge and resources for long-term environmental solutions within Puget Sound and beyond. Ensuring that this information is synthesized and communicated effectively is critical to our role as a...
2011-08-16
2011-08-16
2005-11-28
This document provides guidance for designing water quality monitoring projects and selecting monitoring parameters. Although the focus is on forest management and streams in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, a broader perspective is taken, and...
2011-08-16
2011-08-16
1991-05-01
The North Creek ecosystem restoration -- at the University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia Community College (UWB/CCC) campus located in Bothell, Washington -- is one of the most ambitious and complex urban stream restoration projects in North...
2011-08-16
2011-08-16
2014-08-27
Cold-water fisheries can be strongly affected by elevated summertime stream temperatures. The determinants of stream temperature are relatively well understood in the abstract, but their quantification in any given watershed is confounded by the...
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
2014-08-27
This Fact Sheet introduces the terminology of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and describes the ESA process. The fact sheet explains designated critical habitat, consultation, recovery planning, and exceptions for timber harvest.
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
2000-01-01
This fact sheet introduces the bull trout, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest. The fact sheet reviews their appearance, distribution, life history, basic biology, and factors leading to population decline. Further readings are listed.
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2011-08-17
2002-01-01
This fact sheet introduces greenhouse gases and global warming, and describes the impact of global warming on the Pacific Northwest climate, water resources, and salmon.
2011-08-17
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2005-01-01
This fact sheet describes conditions that help conifer establishment in managed riparian forests. Seed source and substrate will be discussed.
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2011-08-17
1999-01-01
This fact sheet introduces the concept of artificially created wetlands, known as "constructed" or "treatment" wetlands, which are created as a method for treating wastewater. The technology, role of vegetation, and design variables are...
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
2001-01-01
This fact sheet covers stormwater management. The Puget Sound region is analyzed as a case study. The various types of costs are described: flooding and property damage, degradation of water quality, and loss of habitat. Some recommendations are...
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
2007-01-01
This fact sheet provides an overview of the environmental impacts of mining in Eastern Washington. These impacts include metal contamination of water supplies and biological hazards of mine waste contamination. The specific impacts on trout,...
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
1999-01-01
This fact sheet provides an overview of fragranced consumer products. The fact sheet is organized into a series of questions and answers, explaining the current situation, health and environmental effects, and consumer options. A list of further...
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2011-08-17
2009-02-01
This fact sheet describes horizontal viewing discs, which are devices for measuring underwater visibility in moving waters. The fact sheet provides step-by-step instructions for building your own horizontal viewing disc and provides references.
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
1999-01-01
This fact sheet describes hyporheic zones: their fundamental characteristics, their functions, and management implications. Further readings are also suggested.
2011-08-17
2011-08-17
2004-01-01
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