Return to the River

Return to the River : Restoring Salmon Back to the Columbia River

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Return to the River will describe 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. The approach of this work has broad applicability to all recovery efforts throughout the northern hemisphere and general applicability to fisheries and aquatic restoration efforts throughout the world.

The Pacific Northwest is now embroiled in a major public policy debate over the management and restoration of Pacific salmon. The outcome of the debate has the potential to affect major segments of the region's economy - river transportation, hydroelectric production, irrigated agriculture, urban growth, commercial and sport fisheries, etc. This debate, centered as it is on the salmon in all the rivers, has created a huge demand for information. The book will be a powerful addition to that debate.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 35mm | 1,152.13g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120884143
  • 9780120884148

Table of contents

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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Review quote

"...invaluable help to all those involved in conservation and river restoration work whether as a scientist, administrator or politician...."
- Derek Mills, for FISHERIES RESEARCH (2006)

"...important reading for anyone interested in salmon and watershed restoration...the chapters provide a wealth of scientific information on riverine and salmonid ecology."

"...very readable, this mighty book is packed with years of research and conclusions..."
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