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Salmon, People, and Place

A Biologist's Search for Salmon Recovery

2013 INDIES Winner
Bronze, Ecology & Environment (Adult Nonfiction)

Jim Lichatowich’s Salmon, People, and Place is written with such a steady, knowledgeable hand that readers may get the false impression that salmon prospects in the Pacific Northwest must be improving if someone as qualified as Lichatowich is on the job. Alas, no. The problem, he notes, “is the fact that our relationship with the salmon is largely economic. Salmon are managed as a commodity. Management of this commodity is more consistent with economic dogma than ecological principles.”

This book takes on current efforts at salmon management, pokes at the misconceptions, and offers tangible, readily implementable recommendations to correct course.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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