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Mission Statement: We are a network of professional and amateur scientists from diverse disciplines that provides support and a forum for research and education relevant to the environment and resource management of northwestern North America. To accomplish our mission, the association publishes a quarterly journal, convenes an annual scientific meeting, and awards student research grants.
Since 1923, the NWSA has existed for the purpose of promoting scientific research and disseminating scientific knowledge. Our annual meetings are held throughout the Pacific Northwest and provide an opportunity to share recent findings and foster collaborative interactions.
NWSA publishes four issues of Northwest Science each year. A peer reviewed journal, Northwest Science is an outlet for original papers on wide ranging topics in the natural sciences, including anthropology, aquatic biology, botany, ecology, fisheries, forestry, geology, geography, hydrology, soils, wildlife biology, and zoology. The geographic scope of Northwest Science is the northwestern United States and western Canada.
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NORTHWEST SCIENCE 92(5)
Introduction to the William Laval Special Issue—Geology and Natural History of the Columbia River Basin – Heather Henson-Ramsey and Andrea Woodward
In Memoriam of Dr. William N. Laval – Victor Kriss
Pre-late Wisconsin valley-glacier erratics between Leavenworth and Peshastin, Wenatchee valley, Washington – Kelsay M. Stanton, Richard B. Waitt, and William A. Long (deceased)
Erratics and other evidence of late Wisconsin Missoula outburst floods in lower Wenatchee and Columbia valleys, Washington – Richard B. Waitt, William A. Long (deceased), and Kelsay M. Stanton | OPEN ACCESS
Validation of the Unit Stream Power Erosion and Deposition (USPED) model at Yakima Training Center, Washington – Steven D. Warren, Thomas S. Ruzycki, Robert Vaughan, and Peter E. Nissen
Salmon genetics and management in the Columbia River Basin – Bobbi M. Johnson, McLain S. Johnson, and Gary H. Thorgaard | OPEN ACCESS
The effect of disturbance on macroinvertebrate community structure in northeastern Oregon – Randi M. Bowman, Leigh C. Latta IV, and Michael Edgehouse
Modeling habitat suitability for the western ridged mussel (Gonidea angulata Lea) in Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada – Roxanne M. Snook, Jon Magerøy, Jason Pither, Jeff Curtis, Lora Nield, and Ian R. Walker
Lichenometric dating of historic inscriptions on a rock outcrop in coastal Oregon – Bruce McCune, Katherine Haramundanis, and Edward M. Gaposchkin
NORTHWEST SCIENCE 92(4)
Microbial epiphytes of deep-water moss in Crater Lake, Oregon – Kathleen A. Page and Meghan K. Flannery
Spatial distribution, site fidelity, and home range overlap in the North Cascades elk herd: implications for management – Jennifer Sevigny, Michael Sevigny, Emily George-Wirtz, and Amanda Summers
Trophic ecology of Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) in Lake Ozette, Washington – Amaryllis K. Adey, Lauren M. Kuehne and Julian D. Olden
Methods to predict beaver dam occurrence in coastal Oregon – Vanessa M. Petro, Jimmy D. Taylor, Dana M. Sanchez, and Kelly M. Burnett
Forbs dominate diets of the Threatened endemic northern Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus) – Eric Yensen, Byron M. Schock, Teresa Tarifa, and Diane Evans Mack
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