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Ecosystem Interdependence: Salmon and Forests

Ecosystem Interdependence: Salmon and Forests

Essential questions: 
How can managing salmon support healthy forests?

In this lesson plan, students address the impact of unsustainable fishing practices, as applied to the case of salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. In session 1, they simulate variation in nutrient input by comparing growth of plants with different concentrations of fish-based fertilizer control. In session 2, students test a simple, computer-based interactive population model to estimate sustainable salmon harvest. Extra sessions will be needed to conduct some of the extend options.