Complexities, context, and new information about the Elwha River

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
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Abstract

Recently, Hand et al. (2018) discussed the socio- ecological complexities surround-ing natural resource policy, science, and management in the Columbia River Basin, using a case study of dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington State (WebFigure 1a). We feel compelled to provide additional historical context and correct some of the information provided by Hand et al. about the Elwha. The his-toric removals of the two Elwha River dams – a long- anticipated project that was decades in the making – have been touted by some as an environmental success story following the project’s completion in 2014. As with any complex endeavor, critical analyses and lessons learned continue to emerge, and will likely benefit future projects.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Complexities, context, and new information about the Elwha River
Series title Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
DOI 10.1002/fee.1989
Volume 17
Issue 1
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Ecological Society of America
Publisher location Washington, DC
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 10
Last page 11
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Elwha River
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