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What Places and Interactions in Your Watersheds Matter Most?

You can’t use an old map to explore a new world
— Albert Einstein

Supporting Cost Effective Prioritization in Resource Management, Restoration and Conservation

 

Since 2007, collaborators and funders include:

NOAA Fisheries • US Forest Service National Forests (WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, OR, NV, CA) • US Fish & Wildlife Service • Green Diamond Company • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife • University of Washington • Bureau of Land Management • Wild Salmon Center • US Environmental Protection Agency • US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest - Pacific Southwest – Rocky Mountain Research Stations • Sierra Pacific Industries • Alberta Environment • The Nature Conservancy • Ecotrust • Watershed Councils • University of Alaska • Oregon State University • Oregon Department of Forestry • California Department of Forestry • US Geological Survey • Sealaska • Washington Department of Natural Resources • Idaho Department of Lands • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation • West Fraser Timber • Native American Tribes • Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission • Landscape Conservation Cooperatives • Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission • Western Lands Environmental Threat Assessment Center • Joint Fire Sciences • Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership • University of Cantabria, Spain • Northeastern Forestry University, China


 

Map Categories

 

streams & rivers
 

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Search for critical interactions

Channel types, aquatic habitats, fish-eye view of riparian - erosion - road - fire - climate change conditions.

 riparian zones
 

Optimize riparian zones.

Riparian vegetation, shade and thermal energy, best locations to increase shade, in-stream wood recruitment, thermal refugia

floodplains & valley Floors

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Locate ecological hotspots.

Floodplains and valley floor landforms, flood hazard zones.  

topography, erosion& Roads

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Prioritize activities

Landslide, debris flow and gully potential, road erosion, optimize new drains and surfacing, road stability, roads in floodplains, and habitat length above all crossings. 

wildfire & Climate Change

Identify critical zones

Fire risk and severity, climate change. 

 

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