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Title: Watershed management in the Pacific Northwest: The historical legacy

Author: Beschta, Robert L.;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 109-116.

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Description: The last 100 years marks a period of accelerating land use and consequent effects upon the water resources of the Pacific Northwest. In contrast, federal and state efforts to reduce land use impacts to water resources have largely emerged only during the last 35 years. While university courses in watershed management were generally available in the 1950s, the number of courses increased greatly through the late 1970s. Research productivity (i.e., published results) in watershed management was relatively low until the 1970s. Educational programs and research efforts that provide a better understanding of land use effects to the region’s water resources is needed for the 21st century.

Keywords: land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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Beschta, Robert L. 2000. Watershed management in the Pacific Northwest: The historical legacy. In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 109-116.

 


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