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    Question 1 The Pacific Northwest LNG Project Environmental Assessment Report shows a lot of flaws in public participation. However, the project can only be expected to achieve ‘reasonable’ levels of public participation. Therefore, the public participation of this project, though inadequate compared to the principles of public participation, was reluctantly acceptable. The principles of public participation require public consultation throughout every stage of the environmental assessment (EA). They also require the use of every opinion in the betterment of the project(2). However, the PNW LNG project did not consult aboriginal groups or the public during parts of the EA. Though, this is not solely due to the proponent’s lack of enthusiasm…

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    The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal. These solitary cephalopods reach an average size (measured from arm-tip to mantle-tip,) of 30-33 cm. Unlike most other cephalopods, tree octopuses are amphibious, spending only their early life and the period of their mating season in their…

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    The Pacific Northwest was once full of an abundance of untapped resources, it was barely populated and was the definition of a hinterland. As the Pacific Northwest started to become known and resources started to become majorly exploited and shipped, we slowly become what we are now, not a hinterland. After all the overuse and misuse of the land we are not and will never hinterland again. The definition of a hinterland is defined as parts of the country that is less developed and…

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    The indigenous cultures that resided in the Pacific Northwest lost things that even now remain outside of the understanding of the colonists that took over their lands and reshaped them in ways that leave them unrecognizable as the places that were here before. The far reaching impact these changes had on the landscape and ecology of the Pacific Northwest resulted in loss of lifestyle and tradition in addition to the loss of place. The sudden and unexpected remodeling of the landscape caused the…

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    Pacific Northwest Salmon

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    The Dam Problem with the Decline of Pacific Northwest Salmon For generations upon generations, native Salmon have played a crucial part in the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Native American culture has been influenced and built around salmon. Today, salmon populations are at an all-time low and populations are still plummeting. Many subspecies have gone extinct. Throughout the next several pages, I am going to explore what salmon are, how they have been used, what led to their decline, what…

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    Over the course of the 20th century the Pacific Northwest was largely shaped by events that occurred in both the national and international level. In the past the Pacific Northwest was a hinterland and therefore its economy was effected directly by events that occurred outside of the region. This trend continued during the 20th century as well; although the region was not a hinterland any more, it continued to grow and change based on events occurring outside of the region, whether it is global…

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    Racial relations in the Pacific Northwest took a turn for the worst starting in the middle of the 19th century and were shaped drastically during the events leading up to both World Wars and the years that followed them. Both Asian and Black populations found themselves in the face of racial suppression stemming from the events that occurred during the World Wars. The Pacific Northwest as far as the rest of the United States had been a place, which had generally held better racial relations.…

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    The history labor relations in the Pacific Northwest is long and complex story. From a regional scale to the national state, the topic of labor in the northwest has consistently changed due to influences from external events and internal unrest intertwined with racial relations and social inequalities. The significance of the history of labor relations is the influence it had on the course of history for the region and played an important role in shaping the current state and quality of…

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    Water in the Pacific Northwest has always been important and its use plays a significant part in the history and livelihood of the region. Lauded as a climate with an excessive amount of rain, it stands to reason to believe that the Pacific Northwest is not in immediate danger from water shortage. However, it is to be noted that on average, in places like Seattle and Portland, the average rainfall (in terms of inches) is no higher-and sometimes less-than in New York. This observation is…

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    There are a total of ten different landscape regions located within the Pacific Northwest. The rocks that are within each region provide the foundation for the landscape within the region. The study of the rock located in the region tells us about the geologic past and provides insight on the materials and processes from which the landscape was formed. I will briefly discuss each of the areas and provide insight on the types of rocks in which they are formed from. We will start with the Basin…

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