Summary of Salmonid Rehabilitation Lessons from the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest
We return to the central question of the book: Can viable wild salmonid populations coexist with humans in urban and urbanizing areas? In the intervening chapters, we described how urbanization degrades the habitat and viability of wild salmonid populations. We also presented a variety of potential remedies, including both social and biophysical aspects of wild salmonid rehabilitation and protection in urbanizing areas. Social remedies include policy approaches, planning strategies, market-based solutions, and citizen engagement efforts. Biophysical remedies include rehabilitation approaches both at local and watershed scales. In this final chapter, we review our major conclusions about urbanization stresses on salmonids, we summarize some of the most salient aspects of the remedies that we have presented, and we conclude with our answer to the central question of the book.