The natural resources of Humboldt Bay

Monroe, Gary M. and Thompson, Stanley J. and Swartzell, Phillip G. and Browning, Bruce M. and Speth, John W. and Arnett, G. Ray (1973) The natural resources of Humboldt Bay. Sacramento, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Coastal Wetland Series, 6)

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In spite of its past abuses by man, Humboldt Bay is one of the few coastal estuaries remaining in California that has not been rendered largely unsuitable for wildlife by commercial development, dredging, filling or pollution. Its importance is emphasized considering that about 65 percent of the State's original estuarine tidelands have already been destroyed. The people have demonstrated their concern for our dwindling natural resources. If we are to preserve what remains it will be necessary for the people to exercise the wisest possible use of these resources. 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 of these wetlands. This publication is an integral part of that program. It is intended as a guide for citizens, planners, administrators and all others interested in the use and development of coastal lands and waters. The Department has been charged with the responsibility of protecting and maintaining the fish and wildlife resources of the State. This publication is directed towards meeting this responsibility by outlining the specific resources and recreational aspects of Humboldt Bay, elucidating problems, and recommending courses of action for future development. Preservation of the Humboldt Bay resources is much more than a local issue. What is done or not done here can have statewide, national and international implications. It also must be recognized that there is an obligation to future generations. Decisions made today will affect all those who follow in our footsteps. (200pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The natural resources of Humboldt Bay
Personal Creator/Author:
Monroe, Gary M.
Thompson, Stanley J.
Swartzell, Phillip G.
Browning, Bruce M.
Speth, John W.
Arnett, G. Ray
Series Name: Coastal Wetland Series
Number: 6
Date: 1973
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game
Place of Publication: Sacramento, CA
Latitude: 40.4459
Longitude: 124.123
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural resources; Humboldt Bay; California; wetlands;
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 557
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2008 15:02
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:53

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