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Priority Conservation Areas for the Willamette Valley - Puget Trough - Georgia Basin Ecoregion. October, 2003. The Willamette Valley-Puget Trough-Georgia Basin ecoregion is a long ribbon of broad valley lowlands and inland sea flanked by the rugged Cascade and coastal mountain ranges of British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. It encompasses some 5,550,000 ha of Pacific inlet, coastal lowlands, islands, and intermontane lowland, and extends from the Sunshine Coast and eastern lowland of Vancouver Island along Georgia Strait, south through Puget Sound and the extensive plains and river floodplains in the Willamette Valley. Five expert technical teams collaborated on a series of analyses based on methods developed...
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Conservation Area Name = portfolio sites selected by automation (the SITES algorithm) and expert input The Canadian Rocky Mountains ecoregion (CRM) covers approximately 27.1 million hectares (66.9 million acres) extending across three states and two provinces. The ecoregion extends over a large portion of the Rocky Mountains from southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta to northern Idaho, northwestern Montana and a small part of northeastern Washington. Elevation ranges from 915 m to 3,954 m (3,000 ft to 12,972 ft), with Mt. Robson (BC) being the highest peak in the ecoregion. Geologically, this ecoregion is very complex, containing bedrock of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic origin; and is largely...
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These matrix occurrences represent the viable matrix forest occurrences in the ecoregion. Tier 1 occurrences are the portfolio matrix occurrences. They represent the best examples of viable matrix forest and encompass at least 1 representative of each matrix Ecological Land Unit (ELU) group. Tier 2 occurrences are also viable matrix occurrences, but are not needed to meet representation goals for the portfolio. Tier 2 occurrences represent the alternate portfolio. Matrix occurrences are bounded by fragmenting features such as roads, railroads, major utility lines, and major shorelines. The bounding block feature types were chosen due to their ecological impact on biodiversity in terms of fragmentation, dispersion,...
We discuss that whilst energy conservation and energy efficiency both ultimately have the same goal they attempt to achieve this via very different approaches. We then discuss how both options face significant barriers to ultimately successfully reduce electricity consumption.
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Ecoregional assessment portfolios of priority conservation areas for all ecoregions intersecting Washington. This includes terrestrial, freshwater, marine, and integrated portfolios that were developed for each ecoregional assessment.
ABSTRACT: The Upper Colorado River Basin contains appreciable amounts of undeveloped fuel resources. Large quantities of oil shale, coal, and uranium have attracted recent economic and commercial interests. Development of these resources and subsequent conversion to alternative energy forms require an adequate supply of water. Water use for large scale energy development will place increasing demands on an already overstressed allocation of Colorado River water. Present water quality is at a concentration where increased salinity will result in economic detriments to holders of downstream water rights. The salt and water exchange in mining, processing, and spent fuel disposal processes has been incorporated as part...
ABSTRACT: The Upper Colorado River Basin contains appreciable amounts of undeveloped fuel resources. Large quantities of oil shale, coal, and uranium have attracted recent economic and commercial interests. Development of these resources and subsequent conversion to alternative energy forms require an adequate supply of water. Water use for large scale energy development will place increasing demands on an already overstressed allocation of Colorado River water. Present water quality is at a concentration where increased salinity will result in economic detriments to holders of downstream water rights. The salt and water exchange in mining, processing, and spent fuel disposal processes has been incorporated as part...
We discuss that whilst energy conservation and energy efficiency both ultimately have the same goal they attempt to achieve this via very different approaches. We then discuss how both options face significant barriers to ultimately successfully reduce electricity consumption.


    map background search result map search result map TNC Northwest Plan Portfolios Matrix Forest Blocks Landscape Weighted Prioritization for the Georgia Basin and Puget Trough: Willamette Valley - Puget Trough - Georgia Basin Ecoregional Assessment Terrestrial and Freshwater Portfolio: Canadian Rocky Mountains Ecoregional Conservation Assessment Landscape Weighted Prioritization for the Georgia Basin and Puget Trough: Willamette Valley - Puget Trough - Georgia Basin Ecoregional Assessment Terrestrial and Freshwater Portfolio: Canadian Rocky Mountains Ecoregional Conservation Assessment Matrix Forest Blocks TNC Northwest Plan Portfolios