Accession Number : ADA323030

Title :   Willapa Bay: A Historical Perspective and a Rationale for Research.

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hedgpeth, Joel W. ; Obrebski, Steven ; Watson, Jay

PDF Url : ADA323030

Report Date : APR 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This report provides a historical perspective of a Pacific coast estuarine system-Willapa Bay. The intent of the report is to stimulate estuarine research in an area which is relatively undisturbed. Of particular interest is the importance or value of marshes, tideflats, and eel grass beds to estuarine fisheries and waterfowl. The research findings as determined for Willapa Bay could be applied to other Pacific Northwest estuaries for coastal problems and decision making.

Descriptors :   *BAYS, *ESTUARIES, COASTAL REGIONS, DECISION MAKING, HISTORY, WETLANDS, FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, SWAMPS, WATERFOWL, WASHINGTON(STATE).

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE