Reading with Eileen Delahanty Pearkes
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes explores the controversial history of the Columbia River Treaty and its impact on ecosystems, indigenous peoples and the agricultural communities of southeastern British Columbia in her book A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes is an American who has lived in British Columbia for three decades. Her popular column in the North Columbia Monthly explores the landscape and human history of the upper Columbia River region. Author of several books, she take particular interest in the history and culture of the upper Columbia River watershed and its indigenous peoples.
Long lauded as a model of international cooperation, the Columbia River Treaty governs the storage and management of the waters of the upper Columbia River basin, a region rich in water resources, with a natural geography well suited to hydroelectric megaprojects.