A colored map of Oregon, Washington, and parts of Idaho produced by the Oregon Pacific Railroad Company circa 1885. The map shows railroad lines under construction and proposed routes and connections, steamship lines along rivers and other navigable waterways, built and projected connections, and boundaries of land grants held by the Oregon Pacific Railroad Company. Scale [ca. 1:1,800,000]. Relief shown by form lines. Original map mounted on cloth backing. Item has also been identified as bb0175546.
A navigational map, “Chart of the Columbia River for 90 miles from its mouth [cartographic material] / drawn from several surveys in the possession of W.A. Slacum ; by M.C. Ewing.” Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the left. Profiles: Cape Disappointment N.N.E. by compass distance 10 miles -- Cape Disappointment N.N.E. 6 miles. "S. Doc. No. 470. 25 Con. 2d S." Series: Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate) ; 25th Congress, 2d session, no. 470. Imaged map dissected and mounted on cloth backing. Item has also been identified as bb017535.
A map of the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon Territory as surveyed by the United States Exploring Expedition in 1841 under commander Charles Wilkes. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Inset details soundings of the Bar of Columbia River. Item has also been identified as bb017536.
Manuscript that champions the idea of additional sanctuaries for birds and animals. The document mentions what efforts President Theodore Roosevelt made before retiring from office. The document also highlights a number of refuges in the United States.
Document focuses include changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act, waterfowl conditions, and extent of hunting seasons. Additional focuses include homesteading issues on wildlife refuges and hunting practices, including baiting.
Correspondence from S. B. Locke, Conservation Director of the Izaak Walton League, discussing resolutions adopted by the organization's 13th Annual Convention on April 13, 1935. Resolution topics include opposition to the construction of the Grand Coulee and Bonneville Dams, construction of sewage disposal plants, and a closed season on migratory waterfowl.
Manuscript depicting a pair of water ouzels. Jack Horn from the United States Forest Service watched as one bird threw nest materials into the water, similar to how loggers toss in logs, making the transportation of materials easier. The author of the document goes on to say few people are familiar with the song of the ouzel. The author also gives the reader details about the bird's appearance and that another pair could be spotted at Multnomah Falls.
A reproduction of a hand-drawn sketch of the Columbia River by William Clark. The map also indicates camping places on the return journey in April, 1806. Originally issued in volume titled: Atlas accompanying the original journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-1806, edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites (New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, 1905). Map 32, pt. 2. Item has also been identified as bb017544.