Atlas of the Salish Sea
Salish Sea, Salish Sea Maps
The Salish Sea Atlas is an open access digital book containing maps, illustrations, interpretive text, and downloadable geospatial datasets addressing cultural and environmental themes across the Salish Sea Bioregion.
The Salish Sea is an international estuarine ecosystem encompassing an intricate network of inland marine waterways in Washington and British Columbia. The Salish Sea Bioregion includes both the marine waters and their upland watersheds. This bioregion is home to over nine million people living in and around the Cascadia megalopolis centered on Vancouver and Seattle.
Although divided by an international border, the Salish Sea Bioregion can in many ways be considered a cohesive geographic region based on its natural and cultural characteristics and history. The concept of the Salish Sea as a region has become a critical focal point for local bioregional education, research, restoration, conservation, and policy development. The scarcity of accurate, cohesive, and easily available spatial data and thematic maps covering the entire bioregion is a critical impediment to these efforts. The Salish Sea Atlas aims to address this need.
Flower, Aquila, "Atlas of the Salish Sea" (2020). Salish Sea Maps. 2.
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