The Yachats River (Lincoln County, Oregon) has a very small (40 acres), estuary. The State of Oregon classifies it as a Conservation Estuary, because it is relatively undeveloped. This bibliography attempts to identify research on physical, biological and cultural aspects of the Yachats River and its estuary, with an emphasis on fisheries and natural resources.  Because the estuary is so small and the area has not been extensively studied, the scope of the bibliography has been extended to some aspects of the interesting nearby rocky coastline.  The historical period covered extends from Alexander McLeod’s trip through the region in 1826 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 Yachats River 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. Salmon Creek picks up the many records that contain the words 'salmon' and 'creek.' Searching by "Salmon Creek" picks up a smaller group of 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.

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