About the Book
Humans are not the only species that exploit resources. Many other species also degrade environmental conditions causing changes in habitats and resource availability. This exploitation creates considerable impacts to the environment affecting the lives that inhabit them and impacting the services they provide. This is found within the Skagit Valley which has an estuarine habitat that is crucial for a wide range of species that has been altered by agricultural development and overgrazing of the Snow Goose population. This story shows the change in the landscape due to this exploitation paired with the lenses of climate change and sea level rise through the experiences of the Snow Goose and the farmer. The woven narrative of these two characters tells the story of the past, present and future of the Skagit Valley.