Chapter 1. Introduction to Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest (Yeakley).- Chapter 2. Global and Regional Context of Salmonids and Urban Areas (Yeakley, Hughes).- Chapter 3. Regulatory and Planning Approaches to Protecting Salmonids in Urbanizing Environments (Molina).- Chapter 4. Socio-Ecological Context of Salmonids in the City (Shandas).- Chapter 5. Urban Hydrology in the Pacific Northwest (Yeakley).- Chapter 6. Urbanization Impacts on Pacific Northwest Aquatic and Riparian Habitats (Maas-Hebner, Dunham).- Chapter 7. Fish Passage through Urban and Rural-Residential Areas (Hughes, Dunham).- Chapter 8. Water Quality in Pacific Northwest Urban and Urbanizing Aquatic Ecosystems (Yeakley).- Chapter 9. Toxic Contaminants in the Urban Aquatic Environment (Foster, Curtis, Gundersen).- Chapter 10. Wastewater Treatment and the Urban Aquatic Environment (Dunham).- Chapter 11. Aquatic Biota in Urban Areas (Hughes, Dunham).- Chapter 12. Wild Salmonids in the Urban Environment: Lethal and Sublethal Effects (Maas-Hebner, Hughes, Schreck).- Chapter 13. Rehabilitating Aquatic Ecosystems in Developed Areas (Maas-Hebner).- Chapter 14. Prioritizing, Monitoring, Assessing, and Communicating Rehabilitation Efforts in Urbanized Watersheds (Maas-Hebner).- Chapter 15. Market-Based Strategies to Offset New Development Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems (Maas-Hebner and Dunham).- Chapter 16. Watershed and Landscape Actions for Mitigating Impacts on Urban Salmonids (Yeakley, Dunham).- Chapter 17. Major Research and Monitoring Needs for Urban Streams and Watersheds (Hughes, Yeakley).- Chapter 18. Summary of Salmonid Rehabilitation Lessons from the Pacific Northwest (Yeakley, Maas-Hebner, Hughes).
Wild salmon, trout, char, grayling, and whitefish (collectively salmonids) have been a significant local food and cultural resource for Pacific Northwest peoples for millennia. The location, size, and distribution of urban areas along streams, rivers, estuaries, and coasts directly and indirectly alter and degrade wild salmonid populations and their habitats. Although urban and exurban areas typically cover a smaller fraction of the landscape than other land uses combined, they have profound consequences for local ecosystems, aquatic and terrestrial populations, and water quality and quantity.¿
Draws from global examples concerning both the science of urban salmonids and the rehabilitation of urban aquatic habitat
Integrates science with policy and social aspects such as education to address urbanization impacts on aquatic ecosystems and salmonid populations
Identifies key research and monitoring needs to better mitigate and minimize continued impacts from urbanization on aquatic ecosystems and salmonid populations¿