"A fairly quick read and a good addition to science collections."—Booklist
"Clearly explains why salmon are important to the ecology of the Pacific Northwest and why the habitats should be protected to keep the species healthy and prolific. . . . Ideal for readers who are concerned with understanding the environment on a deeper level and as a tool with which to inform decision makers."—Library Journal
"Eminently readable."—T. E. Reinchen Quarterly Review of Biology
"This book is an excellent guide to the realm (and the fascinating natural history) of the salmon along the northern Pacific coast of North America, known as the “salmon forest.”"—Conservation Biology
"Salmon were the most important keystone vertebrates in the history of the North Pacific until we arrived. Stokes’ intelligent text and White’s luscious pictures will explain why--and why they must be saved."
John E. McCosker, Chair of Aquatic Biology, California Academy of Sciences.
"This is a truly lovely, entertaining, and informative book. It pays homage to the intricacies of salmon, from molecules to ecosystems, with accurate, readable text and great photos. With subtle passion, it makes the case for preserving the amazing salmon-forest connection. Buy a copy for yourself and for a local policy maker; help make Pacific Coast society more salmon-centric."
Peter B. Moyle, author of Inland Fishes of California