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    Author(s): Danny C. Lee; James R. Sedell; Bruce E. Rieman; Russell F. Thurow; Jack E. Williams
    Date: 1998
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 96(10): 16-21.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Continuing human activities threaten the highly prized aquatic resources of the interior Columbia basin. Precipitous declines in native species, particularly Pacific salmon, and a large influx of introduced species have radically altered the composition and distribution of native fishes. Fortunately, areas of relatively high aquatic integrity remain, much of it on federally administered lands. These areas can provide a starting point for protecting and restoring aquatic resources throughout the basin if decisive action is taken.

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    Citation

    Lee, Danny C.; Sedell, James R.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Thurow, Russell F.; Williams, Jack E. 1998. Aquatic species and habitats. Journal of Forestry. 96(10): 16-21.

    Keywords

    aquatic species, habitats, interior Columbia basin, Pacific salmon

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