Waiting for Salmon | Barry Lopez | Granta Magazine

Waiting for Salmon

Barry Lopez

‘The world, we too often forget, has no investment or interest in the triumph of Homo sapiens’

By a stroke of good luck I inhabit a remarkable place, a wooded bench above the upper McKenzie, a whitewater river in western Oregon. It is country for which gentrification is still a long way off. On the other side of the river, the mountains carry old-growth forest steeply up to the sky—it is un…


Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez is the author of fourteen books of fiction and non-fiction, including Arctic Dreams, for which he received the 1986 National Book Award.

More about the author →