Studium Generale | Seattle Times Writer Lynda Mapes
Elwha: More than a Fish Story
Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes will be the featured presenter at Peninsula College’s January 3, 2013 Studium Generale program.
In a presentation entitled “Elwha: More than a Fish Story,” Mapes will provide an update on the dam removals and the restoration of the Elwha River, from replanting more than 800 acres of former lakebeds, to the recolonization of a watershed by fish and the wildlife that depend on them. Mapes will also read from her upcoming book, Elwha: A River Reborn, which will be published in May 2013 by the Seattle Times and Mountaineers Books.
Mapes has been a reporter for more than 20 years at daily newspapers on both sides of the country. The Seattle Times is the fourth newspaper she has worked for, and her areas of concentration focus on tribal and environmental issues.
Elwha: A River Reborn, is her third book. Breaking Ground: The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Unearthing of Tse-whit-zen Village, was published in 2009 by the University of Washington Press and deals with the inadvertent discovery of an ancient Indian village in Port Angeles. She is also the author of Washington: The Spirit of the Land.
She is a graduate of Oberlin College where she studied political theory and philosophy.