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Up Fanno Creek Paperback – October 16, 2012
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About the Author
Dr. Lindstrom has enjoyed success in multiple careers including professional photography, college-level teaching, and the administration of post-secondary academic programs. In 2007, shortly after retirement from academia, he began studying and photographing a small stream near his home in Portland, Oregon. The project soon became a full-time endeavor and ultimately led to a new career as a writer/advocate focused on themes related to urban streams and their management. In addition to his work on wetlands issues he also serves on the Citizen’s Action Committee for the Tualatin River Keepers; the Board of Directors for Clearing Magazine; and as Secretary for the Natural Resources Advisory Commission / Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. Dr. Lindstrom is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys sharing his passion for nature with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Top customer reviews
His portrait of this damaged creek, and discovery of its remaining natural wonders is reminiscent of Robert Michael Pyle's book, The Thunder Tree (which I also highly recommend).
Eric Lindstrom moves from the basics to specifics and explains his methods and techniques for his inquiry. He readily admits that he is learning as he goes. He clearly describes the influence of the Missoula Floods, the controlled fires of the Native Americans, and the impact of early agriculture on the present character of this highly urbanized watershed. In the process he moves from interested citizen to stream advocate. He describes his explorations of the watershed and his discussions with the people that live and work there.
This well written and illustrated book should be read by those interested in urban streams or responsible for managing them.