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Willapa Resources Report, 1991-92

Willapa Resources Report, 1991-92
by Michael Colby last modified Sep 28, 2015 10:42 PM
Contributors: Michael E. Colby
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A compilation of analyses (with 36 graphs and 7 maps) of natural resource harvests, ecological conditions, and economic welfare for a prototype "Eco-Accounting System" for the Willapa Bay watershed in the southwest corner of Washington State, USA. A watershed of approximately 680,000 acres and a bay of 80,000, Willapa is by several measures the most productive ecosystem of its size in the continental US, producing a quarter of the nation's oyster harvest (farmed on the intertidal mudflats of the bay), and the site of the country's oldest industrial tree farm and the fastest growing conifers in the lower 48. It is also a bountiful producer of three species of Pacific salmon (chinook/king, coho/silver, and pink/chum), as well as dungeness crabs, manila and razor clams, cranberries, beef and dairy cattle. In addition, it is the site of a National Wildlife Refuge for elk and migrating waterfowl, and a popular tourism draw in the Pacific Northwest.

Author(s): Michael E. Colby

Publication Date: 1992

Location: SW Washington State, USA

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