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The history of DEMO: An experiment in regeneration harvest of northwestern forest ecosystems. Northwest Science 73:3-11.

2024 NWsA Annual meeting!

"Centennial Science"

Join us in Spokane, May 20 - 23, for the 94th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association,

a joint meeting with the Northwest Lichenologists!

Celebrating 100 years since it first convened, NWSA will be hosted by Gonzaga University for three days of presentations, posters, networking, student poster awards and field trips.

See the full meeting announcement for details of our exciting line-up of plenary speakers and special sessions.

Dates for the diary:

  • Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is now live! Submission deadline: April 19, 2024
  • Meeting registration will open in late February.
  • May 20 Pre-conference social 5:00 - 8:00 pm. 


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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More information about journal access on the journal page

Click here to access abstracts of “Accepted articles in press” for the upcoming issue of Northwest Science.

Northwest Science 96 (3&4)
Table of Contents


Non-Breeding-Season Site Fidelity and Evidence of Migration of Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus) – Grey W. Pendleton, Lauri A. Jemison

Long-Term Monitoring of Rocky Intertidal Communities: Lessons and Implications from the Redwood National and State Parks, Northern California – David Lohse, Karah Ammann, Eric C. Dinger

A Decade of Understory Community Dynamics and Stability in a Mature Second-Growth Forest in Western Washington – Ida Rex, Dylan G. Fischer, Ryan Bartlett

Classification and Assessment of Riparian Ecosystems in Northwest Oregon for Restoration Planning – Steven A. Acker, Gordon H. Reeves, Johan B. Hogervorst, Brett Blundon, Ian-Huei Yau, David M. Bell

Evidence of Bumble Bee Extirpation and Colonization, Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada – Andrew D. F. Simon, Lincoln R. Best, Brian M. Starzomski

Ecological Characteristics of Diurnal Rest Sites Used by Ringtails (Bassariscus astutus) – Kathleen P. Gundermann, David S. Green, Frances E. Buderman, Cale H. Myers, J. Mark Higley, Richard N. Brown, Sean M. Matthews

Bee Community Differences Among Urban and Rural Sites In Oregon's Willamette Valley – Briana C. Lindh, Annie Jolliff, Samantha Coleman, Marceline Skelton, Olivia Mack, Molly Hansen

Mound-Building Ants and Associated Termites on Goodale's Cutoff along the Oregon Trail – Bradford M. Kard, Stephen P. Cook

Book reviews

The Fall of Industrial Timberland Ownership – Sun Joseph Chang

A Cultural Gift from the Quinault People – David Peter

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