Natural resources of Lake Earl and Smith River Delta

Monroe, Gary M. and Mapes, Bobby J. and McLaughlin, Patrick L. and Browning, Bruce M. and Rogers, David W. and Warner, Ronald W. and Speth, John W. (1975) Natural resources of Lake Earl and Smith River Delta. Sacramento, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Coastal Wetland Series, 10)

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The Lake Earl/Smith River Delta area is a key coastal wetland situated in northern California. The Lake and Delta have retained much of their value to wildlife and serve as an important link in a chain of such wetlands that extend southward along the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to South America. Millions of water-associated birds of the Pacific Flyway utilize these areas as feeding and resting stops along their migration paths. In California, these wetlands also serve as a significant portion of the available wintering grounds for a major share of the birds within the flyway. The Smith River is also one of the State's most productive salmon and steelhead streams. Anadromous fish produced here provide thousands of angler use days to sport fishermen and contribute substantially to the commercial fishing catch off the northern coast. Because of the importance of coastal wetlands to the fish and wildlife of California, the Department of Fish and Game has initiated a high priority statewide inventory and assessment of these wetlands. This publication is an integral part of that program. This report identifies specific resources and uses; directs attention to problems; and recommends courses of action needed to insure resource protection. It is intended as a guide for citizens, planners, administrators and other interested in the use and development of California's coastal land and waters. (132pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Natural resources of Lake Earl and Smith River Delta
Personal Creator/Author:
Monroe, Gary M.
Mapes, Bobby J.
McLaughlin, Patrick L.
Browning, Bruce M.
Rogers, David W.
Warner, Ronald W.
Speth, John W.
Series Name: Coastal Wetland Series
Number: 10
Date: 1975
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game
Place of Publication: Sacramento, CA
Latitude: 41.4932
Longitude: 124.112
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lake Earl; Smith River Delta; California; Conservation; Pollution; Natural Resources
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 546
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008 14:50
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:51

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