By Elizabeth Von Aderkas

ISBN-10: 1841767417

ISBN-13: 9781841767413

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. while touch occured within the overdue 18th century the explorers and investors came across targeted cultures.

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C. 65 Large-scale logging began only a few decades ago in Alaska, and large areas of untouched wilderness remain in Tongass National Forest, which covers 80 percent of the Alaska panhandle, and Chugach National Forest, which surrounds Prince William Sound. Most of the Tongass and the Chugach—respectively the United States’ first- and secondlargest national forests—is actually rock, ice, scrub timber, or bog. One-third of the Tongass is considered suitable for commercial logging, and only 4 percent contains the dense stands of giant trees preferred by both wildlife and loggers.

Constant digging, dumping, and building have made the river mouth safer for ships but less hospitable to fish. About a third of the estuary’s area has been walled off from the influence of the tides; diking COAST 61 and filling have eliminated two-thirds of its tidal marshes. Millions of cubic yards of dredged materials have buried underwater habitats for crabs, sturgeon, and other species and even created islands near the mouth of the Columbia. The new islands have become home to what may be the world’s largest colony of Caspian terns, black-capped seabirds that feast on young oceanbound salmon as they pass the islands.

6-mile (one-kilometer)-per-hour crawl. Chinook 736 has entered the 300-mile (500-kilometer) chain of slackwater reservoirs that we still call the Snake and Columbia Rivers. F P AC I F I C N O RT H W E S T A N D produce much of North America’s timber. A fraction of these forests have escaped logging and hold global as well as O R E S T S C OV E R H A L F T H E FOREST 35 local ecological importance. The region supports most of the world’s remaining temperate rainforests. Carbon stored in soils and in massive trees represents millions of tons of climate-disrupting carbon dioxide kept out of the atmosphere.

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