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A regular in wooded areas of the Red River Valley today, the Eastern cottontail was not present in the late 1800s. Keith Corliss

Book describes our recent past addressing the changes

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Time spent as an aviator has afforded me ample opportunity to visit many parts of the western hemisphere, even live in some of them. Being a natural history buff, one overarching question I often ask myself when in a new location is: What did the area look like before settlement? A particular site nags at me to this day. I would treasure a view of the Columbia River before dams tamed the giant roaring beast. Second on the list is right here, the Red River Valley.


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