Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Columbia Highlands
Exploring Washington's Last Frontier
My latest book project is moving right along. Scheduled for release in September, The Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington's Last Frontier will help readers appreciate the beauty and value of this special corner of the Evergreen State.
Designed as both a literary journey and a practical guide for exploring this region, the book will also take readers on a visual tour of the Columbia Highlands. Complemented with the stunning photography of Bellingham's James Johnston, this book is sure to entice and inspire all who pick it up. It is also meant to get people involved in an upcoming initiative to help protect this threatened and forgotten region of Washington.
These are exciting times in the Columbia Highlands. A diverse of coalition of citizens ranging from conservationists to loggers have come together to help protect this special place. They seek wilderness designation for large tracts of roadless lands in the Selkirk and Kettle River Mountains. They seek to restore landscapes that have been mismanaged in the past. And they seek to infuse the area's economy with sustainability and vitality.
The books is being funded by a grant secured through Conservation Northwest and is being published by The Mountaineers Books.
Be sure to reserve a copy of this book. You'll enjoy the read-and enjoy all the new information that will help you start exploring this little-known but ecologically important region of the Pacific Northwest.

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