Copyright 2001 Holly J. Doyle

Dugan, Patrick, ed. Wetlands in Danger: A World Conservation Atlas. New York:   Oxford University Press, 1993. This book covers the entire globe and the dangers of loosing wetlands. The author includes beautiful pictures and important literature.

Kruckeberg, Arthur R. The Natural History of Puget Sound Country. Seatle: University of Washington Press, 1991. This is a college textbook describing multiple aspects of the Puget Sound region. One can find initial facts of information in the reading and excellent resources in the reference.

*Leschine, Thomas M., and Katherine F. Wellman, and Thomas H. Green. The economic Value of Wetlands: Wetland’s Role in Flood Protection in Western Washington.  Washington State Department of Ecology, 1997. This is an excellent resource for all environmental issues. Most of there publications can be ordered directly or obtained through the World Wide Web at: www.ecy.gov .

*Maynard, Chris, and Shawn Ultican. Wetland Walks: A guide to Washington’s public access wetlands. Washington State Department of Ecology, 1991. This publication lists all the wetland reserves in the state of Washington and a small paragraph of information regarding each reserve.

Mitsch, William J., and James G. Gosselink. Wetlands. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1986. Informative and easily understood, this book is a great resource for understanding the difficulties in defining wetlands. The authors have excellent credentials.

Outwater, Alice. Water. Basic Book, 1996. This book is an excellent source to  understand the downfall of all the water sources in the United States. It includes historical facts and an excellent list of references.

*Ryan, John C. State of the Northwest. Seattle: Northwest Environmental Watch, 2000.  This is a wonderful book that explains every aspect of environmental depletions in the Northwest. The author focuses on Washington, but includes Northern

California, Oregon, Western Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia. The references listed are a great resource.

Tiner, Talph W. In Search of Swampland: A wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1998. This book is a great guide to determining vegetation and animal life in wetlands. The information is
informative and reads like an informative guide.

Vileisis, Ann. Discovering the Unknown Landscape. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, This book reads like a history story and incorporates policy and reasons for wetland depletion.



P.1) Washington State Department of Ecology, Wetland Walks: A guide to Washington’s public access wetlands.
P.2) Personal Observation of Residential Wetland, 30th Avenue Court East, Tacoma, Washington, May 12, 2001.
P.3) Personal Observation of Commercial Wetland, 112th Street and Portland Avenue, Tacoma, Washington, May 12, 2001.
P.4) Personal Observation of Port of Tacoma, taken from University of Washington, Dougan Hall, May 12, 2001.
P.5&6) Department of Ecology, State of Washington, Coastal Zone Atlas of Washington, 1979.

Lake City Land Company and the Tacoma and Lake City Railroad and Navigation

Company Tacoma, Washington, Compiled by Fredrick G. Plummer, Whitney’s

May of the City of Tacoma and Environs, Washington, 1890.

Author Unknown, Map of the Port of Tacoma, Washington, 1960.

Dugan, Patrick, ed. Wetlands in Danger: A World Conservation Atlas. New York:

Oxford University Press, 1993. Map of the Lower "Forty-Eight", p.68.