Pacific Salmon & their Ecosystems

Status and Future Options

  • Editors
  • Deanna J. Stouder
  • Peter A. Bisson
  • Robert J. Naiman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Where Are We? Resources at the Brink

    1. Deanna J. Stouder, Peter A. Bisson, Robert J. Naiman
      Pages 1-10
  3. Introduction to a Complex Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Curt Smitch
      Pages 13-16
  4. Status of Pacific Northwest Salmonids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Analyzing Trends and Variability

    3. Regional Trends

      1. Terry J. Mills, Dennis R. McEwan, Mark R. Jennings
        Pages 91-111
      2. Peter F. Hassemer, Sharon W. Kiefer, Charles E. Petrosky
        Pages 113-125
      3. Thom H. Johnson, Rich Lincoln, Gary R. Graves, Robert G. Gibbons
        Pages 127-144
      4. Kathryn Kostow
        Pages 145-178
      5. Alex C. Wertheimer
        Pages 179-197
    4. Factors Contributing to Stock Declines

  5. Salmon Policies and Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. James R. Sedell, Gordon H. Reeves, Peter A. Bisson
      Pages 375-387
    3. Christopher A. Frissell, William J. Liss, Robert E. Gresswell, Richard K Nawa, Joseph L. Ebersole
      Pages 411-444
  6. Technological Solutions: Cost-Effective Restoration

  7. Institutional Solutions: Effective Long-Term Planning and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-557
    2. Robert M. Hughes
      Pages 559-568
    3. Courtland L. Smith, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 599-616
    4. David A. Bella
      Pages 617-638
  8. Where Do We Go From Here?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 655-655
    2. James F. Kitchell
      Pages 657-663
    3. Kai N. Lee
      Pages 665-675
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 677-685

About this book


The symposium "Pacific Salmon and Their Ecosystems: Status and Future Options',' and this book resulted from initial efforts in 1992 by Robert J. Naiman and Deanna J. Stouder to examine the problem of declining Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.). Our primary goal was to determine informational gaps. As we explored different scientific sources, state, provincial, and federal agencies, as well as non-profit and fishing organizations, we found that the information existed but was not being communicated across institutional and organizational boundaries. At this juncture, we decided to create a steering committee and plan a symposium to bring together researchers, managers, and resource users. The steering committee consisted of members from state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry (see Acknowledgments for names and affiliations). In February 1993, we met at the University of Washington in Seattle to begin planning the symposium. The steering committee spent the next four months developing the conceptual framework for the symposium and the subsequent book. Our objectives were to accomplish the following: (1) assess changes in anadromous Pacific Northwest salmonid populations, (2) examine factors responsible for those changes, and (3) identify options available to society to restore Pacific salmon in the Northwest. The symposium on Pacific Salmon was held in Seattle, Washington, January 10-12, 1994. Four hundred and thirty-five people listened to oral presentations and examined more than forty posters over two and a half days. We made a deliberate attempt to draw in speakers and attendees from outside the Pacific Northwest.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7928-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6375-4
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