The Salmon River (Lincoln County, Oregon) has a small (438 acres), relatively undeveloped estuary. The area gained protection In 1974, when an act of Congress made the Salmon River estuary part of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Today, the estuary is notable for ongoing studies of formerly diked sections that have been restored to tidal marshlands. 

This bibliography attempts to identify research on physical, biological and cultural aspects of the Salmon River estuary and the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, with an emphasis on fisheries and natural resources.  The historical period covered extends from Theodore Talbot’s trip through the region in 1849 up to the present date. This collection of references is necessarily incomplete, but we would be grateful to learn of any major omissions.

Using the bibliography:

You can search a web version of the Salmon River /Cascade Head Bibliography. 

Using the search box in the web version:

The search box is working for title and keyword searches. To search for an exact phrase, put it in quotes.  Ex.:  Salmon Creek picks up the many records that contain the words 'salmon' and 'creek.'  Searching by "Salmon Creek" picks up records that contain the phrase 'Salmon Creek.'  For other keyword searching,  “Historical” is used instead of "history," in order not to confuse history references with life history information about organisms. “Archeology” is preferred over “archaeology.”

To search for authors, click on "Authors" or the left side of the page, then click on the letter of the alphabet that begins the author's last name.  You can also click on "Keywords" on the left and scroll to see the keywords used.

To search text versions of the bibliography, click on the links below:

The Salmon River Bibliography sorted by date published

The Salmon River Bibliography sorted alphabetically by author


The bibliography may be used for non-commercial educational and research purposes. For other uses, please contact Guin Library,