NE Oregon Arts


Summer Brown Bags

Presented by the Josephy Library for Western History & Culture


Tuesday, August 13 at Noon
Mary Edwards | Retired Fisheries Biologist/Photographer
“Below The Liquid Line: Sixteen Years in the Lostine River”

I spent the lion share of my fisheries career working in the Lostine River, assisting in the recovery of Spring Chinook Salmon for the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Research Division. Early field work in this endeavor required snorkeling the Lostine from the confluence up to Turkey Flat to collect juvenile Chinook Salmon for our recovery program.  From the moment my face hit the chilly melt water and I saw the astounding beauty from below, I knew my camera was destined to capture this environment. Equally clear, was the motivation to bring portraits of this environment literally to the surface, to share with the community and to bring awareness of this unique river system coursing through our valley.  Join me for an underwater “snorkel tour”  and immerse yourself in the cool scenes of the Lostine from Below the Liquid Line.

Favorite River Quote: “ The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have lover her ”  Buffalo Joe


Tuesday, August 20 at Noon
Shane Vatland 
| Nez Perce Fisheries on the Lostine



Tuesday, August 27 at Noon
Lynique Oveson Lapover Pack Station History


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