Bibliography of Environmental Research

Bibliography of Environmental Research

David Huggard, Patrick Robinson, and John S. Richardson

Summary
As the first phase of a project to help direct future funding in the area of Conservation
Biology by the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (SEEC), an EndNote bibliography
was created with citation information, summaries and locations of reports from biological
research and planning projects funded by SEEC prior to 2004. A total of 116 SEEC-funded
reports were located and summarized, with only 11 projects missing reports, and 5 reports
pending from the authors. The bibliography also includes published studies from the upper
Skagit valley and adjacent areas not funded by SEEC, and some indexed government
publications. Locations of other bibliographies for the area, and other possible sources of
information are presented.
Environmental projects funded by SEEC have emphasized fisheries management and
rare species, followed by game species, species sensitive to management and other animals.
Population inventories are by far the dominant type of study. Recommendations arising from
this project include: improving access to results of SEEC projects by making reports available at
two central offices and electronically, archiving data and meta-data, encouraging scientific peer
review of research projects, and requiring cumulative progress reports for multi-year projects.
Preliminary suggestions for focusing the overall research program supported by SEEC include:
baseline studies for long-term environmental monitoring, landscape-scale comparisons of
managed versus protected areas, compilation of effects of the Ross Dam, multidisciplinary
projects on specific management issues or a co-ordinating and synthesizing role for projects in
the several adjacent jurisdictions.