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Return to the River: Restoring Salmon to the Columbia River

Edited By: Richard N Williams

400 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #150130 | ISBN: 0120884143
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Describes a new ecosystem based approach to the restoration of salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River, once one of the most productive river basins for anadromous salmonids on the West Coast of North America. Although based on the ground breaking methods and theories adopted in the Columbia River restoration, this case study provides a broad blueprint for dealing with fish stock restoration in rivers throughout the northern hemisphere and has general applicability to fisheries and aquatic restoration efforts throughout the world.

This comprehensive text will be of invaluable help to all those involved in conservation and river restoration work whether as a scientists, administrator or politician, and many others involved in related undertakings. - Derek Mills, for FISHERIES RESEARCH (2006) "This edited volume provides a detailed overview of the science and policy of salmon restoration...This book is important reading for anyone interested in salmon and watershed restoration, and the chapters provide a wealth of scientific information on riverine and salmonid ecology." -FISHERIES (2006) "...very readable, this mighty book is packed with years of research and conclusions that demand reading and understanding by our elected representatives and decision-makers...Editor Richard Willams, with the Center for Salmonoids and Freshwater Species at Risk at the University of Idaho, has drawn together in one book the collective knowledge of a large group of the Northwest's best scientists who study fish and their environment." - Jack Berryman in SALMON TROUT STEELHEADER (2005)


Part I: A New Conceptual Foundation Chapter 1. The Problem of the Columbia River Salmon Chapter 2. The Conceptual Foundation Part II: The Salmon Ecosystem and Its Management Chapter 3. A Foundation for Restoration Chapter 4. The Diversity, Structure and Status of Populations Chapter 5. The Status of Habitats Chapter 6. Hydroelectric Systems and Migration Chapter 7. Sources of Mortality and Effectiveness of Mitigation Chapter 8. Artificial Production and the Effects of Fish Culture on Native Salmonids Chapter 9. Harvest Management Chapter 10. The Estuary, Plume, and Marine Environments Part III: A New Vision for Restoration Chapter 11. Monitoring and Evaluation Chapter 12. The Federal Approach to Salmon Recovery at the Millennium Chapter 13. Conclusions and Strategies for Salmon Restoration in the Columbia River Basin

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