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By Michael E. McDonald (auth.), Shabeg S. Sandhu, Brian D. Melzian, Edward R. Long, Walter G. Whitford, Barbara T. Walton (eds.)

The tracking of element resources via the Environmental security organization (EPA), the states, and the tribes has documented and helped lessen the degrees of chemical stressors affecting our ecosystems. With the controls on aspect resources decreasing chemical illness, new environmental demanding situations linked to nonpoint resources have emerged. To competently take care of those new difficulties, EPA's workplace of analysis and improvement well-known the necessity to advance an total below­ status of the of our ecological assets, the tendencies of their situation, and the stressors affecting those structures on a large scale. towards this finish, the En­ vironmental tracking and evaluation software (EMAP) used to be verified via EPA and has been strategically constructing the medical instruments and methods to watch and determine the prestige and developments of aquatic ecosystems. EMAP scientists have constructed new symptoms and probability-based de­ indicators to fill info gaps within the improvement of regional-scale tests of our aquatic assets, as required within the fresh Water Act. now we have a scientifically de­ fensible process that enables: 100% insurance of the aquatic assets inside of extensive geographic parts and the formula of reference 'conditions for es­ tablishing the healthiness of those assets. using those signs and designs have been effectively validated within the landscapes, streams, and estuaries of the mid-Atlantic states as a part of the Mid-Atlantic built-in evaluation (MAlA).

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Caucasians represent 92% of the people in the Basin while 80% ofthe United States are Caucasian. 9%) (Haynes and Home 1997). Vegetation Class P9riculture Alpine Cold forest Cool shrub Dry forest Dry grass Dry shrub lVIoist forest Riparian shrub Riparian woodland Rock Urban Water Woodland o 5 10 15 20 Percent Figure 2. The proportion of the Basin occupied by different vegetation classes. 25 ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERIOR COLUMBIA BASIN 37 The forested area of the Basin has remained relatively constant during the last two centuries as has the volume of timber.

9%) (Haynes and Home 1997). Vegetation Class P9riculture Alpine Cold forest Cool shrub Dry forest Dry grass Dry shrub lVIoist forest Riparian shrub Riparian woodland Rock Urban Water Woodland o 5 10 15 20 Percent Figure 2. The proportion of the Basin occupied by different vegetation classes. 25 ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT OF THE INTERIOR COLUMBIA BASIN 37 The forested area of the Basin has remained relatively constant during the last two centuries as has the volume of timber. The Basin currently supplies about 10% of the total United States timber, but this proportion has been declining since the early 1960s.

S. S. EPA Region IX's Monitoring & Assessment Office has established R-EMAP programs in California's Central Valley, and Nevada's Humboldt River Watershed. , irrigation canals, ditches and drains). The Nevada study was designed to characterize the distribution of aquatic biota within the Humboldt River watershed. 1 CENTRAL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA The Central Valley of California is one ofthe nation's most productive agricultural areas with apprQximately 31,000,000 acres in crop production (Figure 1).

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