Satellite imagery of deforestation in urban areas (Link to report) This page contains reports for major urban areas across the
US. Satellite photos are inside individual reports. The image
below, used with permission, shows deforestation in and around the
Portland, Oregon metropolitan area between 1972 and 2000. This
large-scale loss of forest contributes to global warming, sewage
overflows into the Willamette River, and increased
Above image courtesy of American Forests
Lawton, R. O., U. S. Nair, R. A. Pielke Sr., R. M. Welch.
"Climatic Impact of Tropical Lowland Deforestation on Nearby Montane
Cloud Forests." Science 294.5542, October 19, 2001: pp. 584 - 587
Pielke, Roger A. Sr , Gregg Marland, Richard A. Betts, Thomas N.
Chase, Joseph L. Eastman, John O. Niles, Dev dutta S. Niyogi and Steven
W. Running. "The
influence of land-use change and landscape dynamics on the climate system:
relevance to climate-change policy beyond the radiative effect of greenhouse
gases." Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A (2002): 360, pp. 1705-1719.
Groom, Martha J., Gary K. Meffe, and C. Ronald Carroll. "Principles
of Conservation Biology." Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer
Associates, 2006. Chapter 10. (Camille Parmesan's article is in
Watson, Robert T., Ian R. Noble, Bert Bolin, N.H. Ravindranath, David J.
Verardo, and David J. Dokken. "IPCC
Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change And Forestry."
United Nations Environmental Programme (2000): <http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc/land_use/index.htm>
Sage Grouse and Desert Habitat Preservation
The Nature Conservancy
Defenders of Wildlife
Oregon High Desert Museum
R.F., Eddleman, L.L. 2000. Spatial and temporal changes of sage grouse habitat
in the sagebrush biome, Tech. Bull. 51 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
C., Ritter, S.A. 1999. Birds in a sagebrush sea: managing sagebrush habitats
for bird communities. Partners in Flight Western Working Group Boise, ID
Special thanks to Kirk Davies of Oregon State University, who provided
information on this topic.
Amphibian Ark: An
organization working to save amphibians, especially frogs, from extinction
through many causes including a fungal infection that is spreading
The Xerces Society:
Smart people protecting pollinators and other invertebrates.
Friends of the Gorge
Washington Trails Association
Fine Print Imaging: If you want to make a beautiful fine-art print, this lab delivers.
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Pollution and Toxics Reduction
Physicians for Social Responsibility
carbon mitigation for
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
(The Dalles, Oregon)
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center