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Mattole Watershed Alliance Collection - Finding Aid

Collection Number

2012.01

Contact Information

The Library, Special Collections
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521

Processed By

Dan Weaver (of the Mattole Watershed Alliance) and Edith Butler, MA, CA

Date Collection Processed

2012

Language

English

Collection Creator

Dan Weaver as a member of the Mattole Watershed Alliance

Dates Covered by Collection

1990s

Size of Collection

.5 cubic foot

Abstract

In the early 1990s residents of the lower Mattole River (Humboldt County, CA) watershed created the Mattole Watershed Alliance to work on improving Mattole River conditions toward the common goal of preserving populations of wild salmonids. The collection provides information about the group's activities and the challenges that the initial goodwill and successes could not overcome. The Alliance's goals, actions, and group process are described in "The Mattole Watershed Alliance: A Case Study of Community-Based Consensus" by Brain, Meyer and Rafferty which is included in this collection.

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment

Copyright

Copyright has been transferred to Humboldt State University Library for the materials authored by the Mattole Watershed Alliance and by Dan Weaver.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Dan Weaver. First batch of materials delivered by Flora Brain in Spring 2011, after she had used them for a class project. In February 2012, Mr. Weaver delivered the rest of the materials in his possession. In May 2012, Flora Brain donated a copy of a HSU class paper on behalf of herself and her two co-authors.

Scope and Content of the Collection

In the early 1990s residents of the lower Mattole River watershed created the Mattole Watershed Alliance to work on improving Mattole River conditions toward the common goal of increasing the populations of wild salmonids. The materials in this collection provide information about the group's activities, publicity provided by local newspapers, and some notes pertaining to the challenges that the initial goodwill and successes could not overcome. The Alliance's goals, actions, and group process are described in "The Mattole Watershed Alliance: A Case Study of Community-Based Consensus" by Brain, Meyer and Rafferty which is included in this collection.

Arrangement of the Collection

Dan Weaver integrated the materials from the two batches into categories that reflect the way the group did its work and tracked its activities. There are instances where the same documents will be found in more than one file: one in chronological order and one by subject.

Container List

Box 1

  1. MWA 1991
  2. MWA 1992
  3. MWA 1993
  4. MWA Letters From
  5. MWA Letters To
  6. MWA Mailing Lists
  7. MWA Media
  8. MWA Meeting Attendees
  9. MWA PALCO [Pacific Lumber Co]
  10. MWA Minutes
  11. "The Mattole Watershed Alliance: A Case Study of Community-Based Consensus" by Flora Brain, Jeff Meyer and Rebekah Rafferty; HSU student paper; 2011.

Related Works

HSU Library Special Collections Pamphlet Collection. Possible categories include: FISHES AND FISHING - SALMON (Divided by date); FORESTS AND FORESTRY (Divided by date); LUMBERING - ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS (Divided by date); MATTOLE; PETROLIA; SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Subject Headings

Mattole Rier Watershed (Calif.)
Mattole River Valley (Calif.) - History
Mattole Watershed Alliance
Salmon Fisheries - California - Mattole River