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Date Created: 09/09/15
OceanographyProgram on the Environment 260 Fall 2008 Review Sheet Final Exam Locations of key places identi ed on Course Pack map Northeast Pacific Coast ecoregion 0 Why a global priority 0 Why Puget Sound Ecosystem a biodiversity hotspot Priority conservation areas 0 What are they in Puget Sound 0 Why Rural sprawliimpacts on terrestrial habitats stormwater water withdrawals Climate change 0 Effects on marine food web 0 Effects on terrestrial communities Invasive species 0 Local global effects on biodiversity o Cryptogenic species in Puget Sound Puget Sound ecological processes 0 Sediment sources for beaches 0 Stratification o Sillsilocations effects 0 Hood Canal dissolved oxygen def1cits Significance of vesting law Endangered Species Actidifferent effects on owl vs salmon habitat Economic subsidies for environmental degradationiexamples Economic pressures for land conversion Transfer of development rights 0 How it works 0 Challenges discussed in class 0 Regional program Cascade Agenda 0 Comparison with alternative futures processes 0 Role of cities 0 Conservation villages Willamette alternative futures study 0 Transferability to Puget Sound 0 Key results 0 Simplifying assumptions and their significance for results 0 Why limited practical application Chico Creek alternative futures study 0 Population assumptions 0 Con icts with Growth Management Act Puget Sound Partnership 0 Predecessor agencies 0 Five priority strategies Final questions choose one 34 10 points total The July 2007 Puget Sound Action Team report for the National Estuary Program in your Course Pack described the State of the Sound as fair based on indices of water quality sediment quality benthic conditions and sh tissue contaminants In contrast the Puget Sound Partnership s Action Agenda describes the web of life for the Sound as fraying The draft Action Agenda identi ed six indicators for evaluating the State of the Sound acreage of commercial shellfish growing areas land cover forest and impervious surface acreage viability of Chinook salmon populations eelgrass coverage compliance with minimum stream ow requirements and toxics in herring The final Action Agenda suggests as many as 100 indicators a 3 points In the space below discuss why a Puget Sound conservation strategy needs some indicators to measure the condition of the ecosystem b 7 points In the space below discuss some of the challenges of choosing indicators for the Puget Sound ecosystem using specifics to illustrate such issues as complexity variability and historic change Will be 5 onpage 35 10 points total Governor Gregoire s goal for the Puget Sound Partnership is to Save the Sound by 2020 In contrast the Cascade Agenda sets a 100year vision for conserving the natural systems of the central Puget Sound area as a legacy for future generations a 5 points In the space below discuss how the two compare as a basis for addressing what the Partnership s Action Agenda identifies as the biggest threats to the Puget Sound ecosystem including habitat loss and degradation pollution and water consumption b 5 points Based on a poll done in 2006 for the Advisory Commission that led to the Puget Sound Partnership more than 80 of Puget Soundarea residents believe the current condition of the Sound is good or excellent This obviously con icts with the sense of crisis behind the Governor s goal for the Sound In the space below discuss whether it con icts with the Cascade Agenda s vision or could potentially even support it Will be 3 onpage similar to 3561


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