Sense of place is about finding connection in the world. The people pictured and quoted here have nurtured an intimate connection with the South Fork of the Salmon River, a place threatened by new mining activity at its headwaters.
I became, as avid boaters do, a student of rives. I learned which were dammed or diverted, and why. I studied how irrigation affects flows and water quality. I studied the species that call Idaho’s rivers home and grew an appreciation for the complexity of how uniquely balanced and important river ecosystems are.