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Environmental Factors Affecting Transboundary Conservation Strategies for Endangered Salish Sucker in British Columbia and Washington
Border Policy Research Institute Publications
  • James M. Helfield, Western Washington University
  • Nathaniel S. (Nathaniel Stuart) Lundgren, Western Washington University
Document Type
Research Report
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract

Effective policies for the conservation of endangered species must be informed by robust scientific study. In cases where endangered fish and wildlife species move across international boundaries, conservation policy requires transboundary cooperation and collaboration among researchers as well as regulatory agencies. The Salish sucker (Catostomus sp.) is one such species, an endangered fish found in river systems surrounding and crossing the Canada – U.S. border in southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington (McPhail 1987). Despite its limited geographic distribution, the Salish sucker’s range encompasses a variety of land uses and differing habitat threats on either side of the border.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Catostomus--Habitat--Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.); Fishes--Conservation--Political aspects--Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.); Endangered species--Political aspects--Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)
Geographic Coverage
Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)
Genre/Form
Technical reports
OCLC number
860028718
Digital Format
application/pdf
Language
English
Citation Information
James M. Helfield and Nathaniel S. (Nathaniel Stuart) Lundgren. "Environmental Factors Affecting Transboundary Conservation Strategies for Endangered Salish Sucker in British Columbia and Washington" Vol. 17 Iss. October (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/helfield_james/17/