America's Natural Places: Pacific and West

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America's Natural Places: Pacific and West examines over 50 of the most spectacular and important areas of this region, with each entry describing the importance of the area, the flora and fauna that it supports, threats to the survival of the region, and what is being done to protect it.

Organized by state within the volume, this work informs readers about the wide variety of natural areas across the western part of the United States and identifies places that may be near them ...

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Overview

America's Natural Places: Pacific and West examines over 50 of the most spectacular and important areas of this region, with each entry describing the importance of the area, the flora and fauna that it supports, threats to the survival of the region, and what is being done to protect it.

Organized by state within the volume, this work informs readers about the wide variety of natural areas across the western part of the United States and identifies places that may be near them that demonstrate the importance of preserving such regions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313353185
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Series: America's Natural Places Series
  • Pages: 163
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Introduction xvii

Alaska 1

Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve 2

Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory 4

Arcik National Wildlife Refuge 6

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve 7

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge 8

Gustavas Forelands 10

Homer Airport Critical Habitat Area 11

Katmai National Park and Preserve 12

Kenai Fjords National Park 13

Kootznoowoo Wilderness 15

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge 17

National Petroleum Reserve 18

Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary: Round Island 20

Arizona 23

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch 24

Aravaipa Canyon 25

Buckelew Family Lands 27

Hassayampa River Preserve 29

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge 30

Sierra Vista Wastewater Wetlands 32

California 35

Ballona Wetlands 36

Catalina Island 38

Cosumnes River Preserve 39

Crestridge Ecological Reserve 41

Death Valley National Park 43

Farallon Wilderness 44

Foote Botanical Preserve 46

Kern River Preserve 47

McCloud River Preserve 48

Merced Grasslands 50

Mount Hamilton 51

Pinnacles Wilderness 53

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve 54

Waddle Ranch 56

Hawaii 59

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve 60

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 62

Kahoolawe Island Reserve 63

Kanaele Bog 65

Ka'u Preserve 66

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Reserve 68

Palmyra Atoll 69

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument/Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Monument 71

Pu'u Kukui Watershed Preserve 72

Nevada 75

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge 76

Black Rock Desert 78

Jarbidge Wilderness 80

MiCarran Ranch 82

Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge 83

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge 84

Pyramid Lake 85

New Mexico 89

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness 90

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge 91

Gila River Preserve 93

Ojito Wilderness 94

Otero Mesa 95

Placitas Open Space 97

Santa Fe Canyon Preserve 99

West Malpais Wilderness 100

Oregon 103

Audubon Sanctuary 104

Boardman Grasslands 105

Cascade Head Experimental Forest and Scenic Research Area 107

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 108

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 110

Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge 112

Owens Farm 113

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve 115

Steens Mountain Wilderness 118

Table Rocks 120

Tom McCall Preserve 122

Washington 125

Desert Wildlife Area 126

Ellsworth Creek Preserve 128

Halliday Fen 130

Julia Butler Hansen Refuge 131

Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve 133

Moccasin Lake Ranch 135

Port Susan Bay 137

Rose Creek 139

Wenas Wildlife Area 141

Glossary 143

Bibliography 147

Index 157

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