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Cedar River Project

Several multi-disciplinary studies have been conducted on the Cedar River by faculty and graduate students in the School of Marine Affairs (SMA) and the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington.  This research has been supported by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.*

The most recent SMA study under this grant was an investigation of peopleís goals, preferences and opinions regarding restoration and the Cedar River.  A mail survey was designed by Prof. Leschine, Melissa Montgomery (SMA graduate student), and consultants Dr. Robin Gregory and Dr. Katharine Wellman to follow up on and quantify ideas expressed in focus groups and interviews conducted by the authors and by previous graduate students Marc Daily (UW Urban Planning) and Lisa Asplen (SMA).

826 surveys were mailed to deliverable addresses and 418 completed surveys were returned (a response rate of 50.6%).  A summary of the results, as well as a copy of the survey, can be downloaded below and viewed using  free Adobe Reader software.  A masterís thesis describing the background, survey method, statistical analysis and conclusions has been completed and will be in the University of Washington library system (Montgomery, M.V. 2003.  Perceptions and Opinions Related to Restoration and Protection of the Lower Cedar River, King County, Washington. Master's Thesis, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle.)

Survey (713 kb, pdf)  Note: our study is finished so please do not fill out and return
Survey Insert (272 kb, pdf) An insert included in the original survey mailing to explain terms and concepts used in the questions
Summary of Survey Results (288 kb, pdf) sent to respondents who wanted more information on the results
Summary of Survey Results with Statistical Analyses (available soon)


Other ongoing Cedar River Studies:

Ray Timm, Ph.D candidate.  Salmon Habitat Restoration in Off-Channels of the Cedar River, Washington

Prof. Bob Wissmar (SAFS) and Timm have conducted research on prioritization of restoration sites.

Prof. Dave Fluharty (SMA) is in the process of writing up the results of research on the decisions and institutions that have contributed to the current status of the Cedar River and how those past actions constrain or provide opportunity for restoration planning.

Other Cedar River master's theses completed under this grant:
(Copies can be found in the University of Washington library system)

Asplen, L. 2002. Ecological Restoration in Theory and Practice:  The Discourse of Salmon Habitat Policy in the Cedar River of Washington State. Master's Thesis, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle. Abstract

Daily, M. 2002. Cumulative Effects Regulation and Management in the Lower Cedar River:  Evaluation and Potential Changes. Master's Thesis, School of Urban Planning, University of Washington, Seattle.

Hall, J.  2002.  Restoration of Salmon Habitats in Floodplains of the Cedar River, Washington.  Master's Thesis,  School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle.

McCracken, H.S. 2000. Institutional Relationships Guiding Salmon Habitat Protection and Restoration in the Cedar River of Washington State. Master's Thesis, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle. Abstract

Montgomery, M. 2003. Perceptions and Opinions Related to Restoration and Protection of the Lower Cedar River, King County, Washington. Master's Thesis, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle. Abstract
 

*Although the research described on this website has been funded wholly or in
part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's STAR program through grant
R827149, it has not been subjected to any EPA review and therefore does not necessarily
reflect the views of the Agency, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

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Last update 12/16/03