By Lynda Mapes,Steve Ringman,Lynda V. Mapes
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A compelling exploration of 1 of the biggest dam elimination tasks within the world—and the efforts to save lots of a gorgeous Northwest ecosystem
* Co-published with The Seattle Times
* a hundred twenty five colour photos, together with infrequent ancient images
* Dam removing began in September 2011 whereas recovery paintings maintains today
In the autumn of 2011, the Times used to be to be had while a Montana contractor got rid of the 1st items from concrete dams at the Elwha River which cuts in the course of the Olympic diversity. It used to be the start of the most important dam removing venture ever undertaken in North America—one dam used to be 2 hundred ft tall—and the beginning of an remarkable try to repair a complete atmosphere. greater than 70 miles of the Elwha and its tributaries path from the mountain headwaters to clamming shorelines at the Strait of Juan de Fuca. via interviews, box paintings, archival and old learn, and photojournalism, The Seattle Times has explored and mentioned at the dam removing, the Elwha atmosphere, its industrialization, and now its renewal. Elwha: A River Reborn relies on those function articles.
Richly illustrated with beautiful photos, in addition to old pictures, photos, and a map, Elwha tells the interwoven tales of this zone. Meet the decrease Elwha Klallam tribe, who anxiously anticipate the go back of well known salmon runs savored over the generations within the tales in their elders. realize the biologists and engineers who're bringing the dams down and laying the plan for renewal, together with an exceptional revegetation attempt that might ultimately hide greater than seven hundred acres of mudflats.
When the dam began to come down in Fall 2011—anticipated for greater than twenty years due to the fact Congress handed the Elwha recovery Act—it used to be the start of a $350 million undertaking saw around the globe. Elwha: A River Reborn is inspiring and instructive, a victorious tale of position, humans, and setting striving to come back together.
Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a greater international" Silver Award!