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Big River

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Big River

Join us Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a presentation by the author and photographer for the book “Big River: Resilience and Renewal in the Columbia Basin”.  This event is free to the public.

Big River book
Big River

“Big River” is a new photographically-driven book from award-winning photographer David Moskowitz and writer Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. It illuminates the hydrogeology, beauty, and activity of the Columbia River, while also highlighting current challenges facing the region and the people working on sustainable solutions. It has a photos and narrative covering the entire Columbia Basin with a strong emphasis on Indigenous people and salmon.

Through rich and comprehensive images of the land, river, and people and micro-interviews from diverse voices across the region, Big River explores the Columbia River Basin as a single living, interdependent entity that embraces a broad cultural and ecological perspective.

Save Our Wild Salmon, is partnering with the nonprofit publisher Braided River on the release of the book in celebration of the Big River that brings us life and runs through the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the mighty Columbia River.

About the Authors

Photographer, author, wildlife biologist, and tracker David Moskowitz is the author of Caribou RainforestWildlife of the Pacific Northwest, and Wolves in the Land of Salmon, and coauthor of Peterson’s Field Guide to North American Bird Nests. His work has been featured in the New York TimesSierraHigh Country News, and Audubon Magazine, as well as by organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation, Endangered Species Coalition, and Nature Conservancy of Canada. Visit him online at

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes explores landscape, history, and the human imagination through writing, maps, and visual notebooks, focusing on Indigenous culture and the power of water. She has researched the international Columbia River basin for more than two decades. Pearkes is the author of The Geography of MemoryA River Captured: The Columbia River and Catastrophic Change, and The Heart of a River. Visit her online at


June 19
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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541.296.8600 #201


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