Black River, Thurston County, WA, September 27, 1898. Photo credit: University of Washington Special Collections, Alvin H. Waite Photograph Collection.", "\"Snags
Snags on the Missouri. Karl Bodmer, 1833. Credit: Karl Bodmerís America, Annotations by Hunt, D. C. and M. V. Gallagher. University of Nebraska Press, 1984.", "\"Brush
Brush bank protection on the White River, WA. 1914? Photo credit: Intercounty River Improvement District.", "\"Cassells
Cassells Point, Duwamish River, WA, ca. 1891. View is to the east, with streetcar bridge crossing the Duwamish River near South Park in the background. Photo credit: University of Washington Special Collections, Frank Laroche Photograph Collection.", "\"Paul
Paul Smith on the plane table. 1928. Photo credit:
NOAA Historic C&GS Collection. Family of
Rear Admiral Paul A. Smith, C&GS.", "\"Snagboat
Snagboat "Skagit" on the Snoqualmie River, WA. 189-? Photo credit: Seattle Museum of History and Industry.", "\"Plane
Plane table crew in Prince William Sound area. Crew off of TAKU (1910, Family of Captain Gilbert T. Rude, C&GS). Photo credit: Coast and Geodetic Survey Historic Images.", "\"Concrete
Concrete foundation for drift barrier in the White River, WA. 1915. Photo credit: Intercounty River Improvement District.", ); ?>

Puget Sound River History Project

Quaternary Research Center,
Geomorphological Research Group,
and Department of Earth & Space Sciences
Box 351310, University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195

The Puget Sound River History Project studies the historical landscape of Puget Sound's lowland rivers and estuaries as a dynamically linked geophysical, ecological, and human system. The historical emphasis is on conditions at the time of earliest Euro-American settlement in the mid-19th century, but also includes the landscape's post-glacial, Holocene (10,000 yrs BP) evolution and the last century and a half of change. We undertake interdisciplinary research that integrates archival investigations, field studies, and the tools of geographic information systems and remote sensing. We also apply the results to, and make data available for, regional problems of resource management, restoration and planning.