Finding the river
An Environmental History of the Elwha
Finding the river presents a long-term environmental and human history of Washington’s Elwha River. With the removal of two dams on the Elwha as his backdrop, Jeff Crane dives into the ongoing debate over development, ecological preservation, the fight to protect salmon, and river restoration.A significant and timely contribution to American Western and environmental history, Finding the river examines how different communities—the Lower Elwha Klallam Indian tribe, settlers, business interests—have used the river and its resources over time. Crane focuses on the harnessing of the Elwha for hydroelectric production and the resulting decline of its fisheries, as well as efforts to preserve and restore the once prodigious salmon runs.Finding the river explores the rise of a river restoration movement in the late twentieth century and the roles that free-flowing rivers could play in preserving salmon as climate change presents another set of threats to these endangered fish.Jeff Crane is associate professor at Sam Houston State University. He co-edited Natural Protest: Essays on the History of American Environmentalism and his essays are published in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Journal of the West, Water History, and Columbia. Born in Oak Harbor, Washington, Crane graduated from The Evergreen State College and earned his PhD at Washington State University. He grew up exploring the Olympic Peninsula and hiking along the Elwha.Finding the river is published by Oregon State University Press.
Location: Street: 2210 South Peabody Street Additional: Port Angeles Main Library (Carver Room) City: Port Angeles, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98362 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)