Columbia-North Pacific Region Comprehensive Framework Study of Water and Related Lands. Appendix XIV. Fish and Wildlife,
PACIFIC NORTHWEST RIVER BASINS COMMISSION VANCOUVER WASH
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The Fish and Wildlife appendix has three principal purposes. One is to describe the existing fish and wildlife resources and their use in the Columbia-North Pacific Region. Another is to estimate the future demands for these resources. The third and most important purpose is to present opportunities and alternatives to meet future fishing and hunting needs through the conservation and development of fish and wildlife resources. The appendix is limited primarily to available basic data. It covers only areas and species dependent upon or affected by fresh water. Descriptions of fish and wildlife resources include identification of species, general extent and quality of habitat, fishing and hunting use, and factors affecting the resources. This material is presented for each of several fish and wildlife groups in sufficient detail to identify essential habitat and critical problems and to show differences among subregions. The estimates of future demands and needs for fish and wildlife resources are expressed only for fishing and hunting use. Measures to help satisfy future needs for fish and wildlife include habitat preservation, habitat improvement, greater harvest, and augmentation of supply. A summary of studies, legislation, and policy changes needed to improve the status of fish and wildlife in water and related land resources development is included.
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