This bibliography is about the Umpqua River Basin, particularly its hydrology and its fisheries. Some films, photographs and archival materials are included along with books, articles, maps and web pages.  The bibliography was built using local, regional and national library catalogs, major online databases, theses and dissertations, watershed assessments and Federal endangered species reports.  Its historical coverage begins with Joel Palmer’s 1847 Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains and is current to within the last two months  I have attempted to cover major physical features of the Umpqua Basin, as well as important aquatic species and critical issues facing the area. 

 Trying to build a comprehensive collection of references on any subject in the age of information is, to use an image Joel Palmer would understand, like trying to catch a greased pig.  It is ever squirming out of your grasp.  This collection of references is necessarily incomplete, but I’d be grateful to learn of any major omissions.

Using the bibliography:

You can search a web version of the Umpqua River Basin Bibliography.

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

Umpqua River Basin Bibliography (sorted by date)

Umpqua River Basin Bibliography (sorted by author)

Using the web search box:

Use the search box 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 both words 'salmon' and 'creek.'  Searching by "Salmon Creek" picks up only those 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 scroll to the author's last name. You can also click on "Keywords" on the left and scroll to see the keywords used.

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