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Tackling fish protection in transportation projects in the Pacific Northwest

  • Author(s): Corkran, Douglas F.
  • Findley, Angela J.
  • et al.
Abstract

Problem Statement Providing adequate transportation infrastructure and protecting fisheries are two objectives with acknowledged social and economical benefits, but are often perceived to be incompatible in transportation projects.

Study Objective By examining several transportation projects in the Pacific Northwest, lessons are learned from planning efforts, best management practices, and mitigation that protect fisheries.

Methodology Case studies of projects that range in size, context and purpose were analyzed to assess site-specific fisheries issues and the approach taken to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential impacts.

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