A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Watershed Management Frameworks in the Pacific Northwest

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Title: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Watershed Management Frameworks in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Erickson, Adam Michael, 1979-
Abstract: Over the past two decades, contemporary state-level watershed management burgeoned in the Pacific Northwest. This research offers a comparative analysis of contemporary state-level watershed management frameworks in the Pacific Northwest. The four case study areas consist of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. This study begins with a historical analysis of the greater watershed movement in natural resource management. Next, document analysis and key informant interviews are utilized to detail the watershed management framework of each state. Finally, this study explores a comparative analysis of each state framework. Results indicate that while the case study areas share many characteristics endemic to the bioregion, the watershed management framework of each state differs substantially. Key informant interviews indicate that these differences often reflect the unique sociopolitical climate of each state. Results additionally indicate the vital importance of stable state-derived funding for the establishment and resilience of watershed management organizations.
Description: xiii, 236 p. : ill. (some col.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/11994
Date: 2011-09


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