Andrew Bach is an associate professor of environmental geography at Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University, where he teaches physical geography, soils, climatology, and water resources. His major research areas include geomorphology and soils, natural resources management, and climate change in the western United States. Bach, with his graduate students and colleagues, has been focusing research efforts on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.

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As the last block of concrete was pulled from the riverbed, the Elwha River in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State flowed freely for the first time in over 100 years. The river was historically one of the most productive salmon streams for its size in the Pacific Northwest. Four hundred thousand salmon once swam […]

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