Watershed and fish habitat degradation oversight hearing before the the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, on watershed and fish habitat degradation on public lands and national forests in the Pacific Northwest, hearing held in Washington, DC, March 11, 1993. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

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  • Habitat (Ecology) -- Modification -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Ecosystem management -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Biological diversity conservation -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Watershed management -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Valley ecology -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Salmon -- Effect of habitat modification on -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Fishes -- Conservation -- Northwest, Pacific.

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Paginationiii, 201 p. :
Number of Pages201
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