The River Runs Deep
One may as well dam for water tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
- Chief Joseph
It is not differences of opinion; it is geographical lines, rivers, and mountains which divide State from State, and make different nations of mankind.
- Jefferson Davis
A seventh generation resident of the Inland Northwest, Mr. Farmer's family came to Washington and Montana in the 1800's, eventually holding politcal office and working as territorial law enforcement, including acting as an Indian Agent for Washington Territory under Gov. Isaac Stevens.
His family history, professional experience in environmental management, and education in Urban Planning fuels his interest in our spiritual connection to geography and our pursuit of a "sense of place".
Personal memories of disapearing salmon runs in Western Washington's Cedar River, camping along the Pend Oreille River , and concern about continued loss of habitat in Pacific Northwest rivers serve as the inspiration for this series of books.
Dam Nation - http://damnationfilm.com/
Spokane Riverkeeper - http://cforjustice.org/riverkeeper/
Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper - http://www.lakependoreillewaterkeeper.org/
Pend Oreille River Water Trail - http://www.pendoreilleriver.com/
Clark Fork Coalition - http://clarkfork.org/
Columbia Land Trust - http://www.columbialandtrust.org/
Northwest Power and Conservation Council - https://www.nwcouncil.org/
Inter-Tribal Fish Commission: Columbia River - http://www.critfc.org/
Bureau of Reclamation: Pacific Northwest History - http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/history/
Colville Confederated Tribes - http://www.colvilletribes.com/
Kalispel Tribe - http://www.kalispeltribe.com/
High Country News - https://www.hcn.org/