The Shuswap has all the attributes to attract someone who enjoys four seasons – nature, clean water, recreation, and culture and reasonably close access to larger cities. There is an amazing diversity of plant and animal life here and thankfully due to the small population, a minimum of pavement, crowds and pollution. Yet until 2017, there has been little written about the region.
This is a new edition, with added material and updated information, including an Epilogue about the forest fires that ravaged Anstey-Hunakwa and Momich Provincial Parks.
Everything Shuswap has five chapters: A tour through the watershed, A look at Geology, Ecology, the Secwépemc People, and History of Settlement. It includes an full index and an extensive bibliography.
Given that Dr. David Suzuki wrote after receiving a copy, “Every part of the country should have something like Everything Shuswap,” the book could also be a template for other regions to emulate.
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