For a limited time FISH-ECOLOGY forum members may purchase Task Force for
$99.95 which is $50 off standard price. This is a limited time special
introductory offer made only to news lists that focus on fish or ecology
and economics. It is primarily intended for university-level educators,
ecologists, fish researchers and managers. Offers expires 12/31/96.
Task Force is an exciting new two volume CD-ROM series for Mac and Windows
that features the biology, ecology and economics of the conflict over
preserving salmon in the West (Columbia/Snake River salmon are the focus).
It is well suited for college level course in biology, ecology and
economics where it may be used as a case study of a premiere example of
environment vs. jobs and jobs vs. jobs conflicts. Salmon policy makers
will want to add this to their reference collection.
The series contains over 90 minutes of digital video. It also includes the
* Return to the River, Independent Scientific Group, NWPPC
* The Cost of Doing Nothing, Institute for Fisheries Resources
* Economic Well-Being and Environmental Protection in the Pacific
* Economic Analysis of Four Federal Dams on the Lower Snake River, Lansing
* Economic Impact of Steelhead Fishing and the Return of Salmon Fishing in
Hydropower, aluminum refining, barge transportation, irrigated agriculture,
cattle grazing, mining and logging are all major contributors to the
economy of the West. Although these activities may directly or indirectly
affect salmon stocks, they offer jobs to thousands of people and make major
contributions to the economy. As a consequence, many of the suggested
alternatives to preserve salmon that may impact enterprise have been met
with strong opposition. The technical reports offer opportunities for
students to analyze data and to critically evaluate the methods and
conclusions drawn by researchers. Extensive population and economic data is
provided in the software program. Students will evaluate the opposing
solutions offered by industry and natural river migration advocates in
order to develop their own management plan for preserving and restoring
Although the extensive guide provides a wealth of instructional
investigation materials, the proposal to decommission the Lower Snake Dams
is given special attention. Task Force also includes an introductory video
tape and we include position statements on specific issues by Direct
Services Industries, Save our Wild Salmon, Northwest Power Planning
Council, Idaho Rivers United, Columbia River Alliance, Pacific Coast
Fishermen's Association, Army Corps of Engineers.
More information is available at the CyberLearning Collection
Offer Expires 12/31/96
We are in the final stages of the production of Task Force with a target
release date in late January or early February, 1997. To take advantage of
this special offer, we must receive a purchase order by December 31st in
the amount of $99.95 + $6.00 shipping (California purchasers please include
8.25% state tax). Write "FISH-ECOLOGY Special" on P.O.
We will not bill your purchasing department until Task Force ships.
Send P.O. to
209 Santa Clara Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
or FAX to
Any questions call Dr. Ron S. Nolan at (800) 499-3322 or (408) 688-3158.