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pnw imagePhoto Jim Wiggins

From the Continental Divide: Camping with Prairie Dogs and Buffalo

By Abbe Rolnick

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is honored to have a short written work submitted to us by Pacific Northwest novelist, Abbe Rolnick. The following piece is the opening section of, “From the Continental Divide: Camping with Prairie Dogs and Buffalo,” chronicles her and husband (and longtime SWS member), Jim Wiggins’, journey from northwest Washington State to the national SWS meeting in Duluth, Minnesota. The remainder of the piece can be found here.

Mitigation and Delineation Tools

Delineation

1987 Delineation Manual
Arid West Regional Supplement
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Regional Supplement
Washington Wetland Rating System

Soils

NRCS Hydric Soils
Field Indicators of Hydric Soils
NRCS Official Soil Series Descriptions
Web Soil Survey

Hydrology

USGS Shoreline Management Tool
Current Streamflow Conditions
Oregon Water Resource Department

Plants

Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington Freshwater Plants
CalFlora
Field Guide for the Identification and Use of Common Riparian Woody Plants of the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Regions
Jepson Flora Project
Juncus effusus Fact Sheet 
Oregon Flora Project
PLANTS database

Function Assessment

HGM Guidebook for Willamette Valley Wetlands: Volume 1A
HGM Guidebook for Willamette Valley Wetlands: Volume 1B
Oregon Freshwater Wetland Assessment Methodology (OFWAM)
Oregon Wetland Rapid Assessment Protocol (ORWAP)
Washington HGM Methods

Mitigation / Restoration

Collecting Willow, Poplar and Redosier Dogwood Hardwood Cuttings for Riparian
Ecology, Mitigation Initiative
EPA Monitoring and Assessment
Site Plantings
Washington Dept of Ecology Mitigation

Mapping Tools

NWI Wetlands Mapper
Oregon Explorer

Oregon Maps

Invasive Species

King County, Washington Noxious Weed Control Board
Oregon Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds
Washington Invasive Species Council
Washington State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds: Integrated Pest Management
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Invasive and Noxious Weeds
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 

Regulatory Tools

Certification

Pacific Northwest Consultant List

The SWS Pacific Northwest Consultant List is provided as a service to our members and the general public. 

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