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  • To preserve and sustain the unique character of the Little Spokane River Valley, including it's open space and natural setting.
  • To maintain lower density zoning.
  • To protect the area's ecosystem including water quality, wetlands, priority habitat and wildlife, and dwindling native vegetation.
  • To encourage the development of area parks and natural areas.
  • To educate public officials of the concerns of the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley, and be pro-active when major issues are at the forefront.



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    Welcome to the Friends of the Little Spokane River Valley

    List of resources re: Salmon/Upper Columbia River Basin:
    Scholz, Allan T., et al.
    Compilation of information on salmon and steelhead total run size, catch
    and hydropower related losses in the Upper Columbia River Basin, above Grand Coulee Dam. Fisheries.
    Technical Report No. 2. Upper Columbia United Tribes Fisheries Center. Cheney. Eastern Washington University. (1985)

    Scholz, Allan T., and Holly J. McLellan
    Field guide to the Fishes of Eastern Washington. Cheney, WA: Eagle Printing (2009)

    Scholz, Allan T., and Holly J. McLellan
    Fishes of the Columbia and Snake River Basins in Eastern Washington. EWU Department of Biology. Cheney, WA (2010)

    Scholz, Allan T.
    EWU's Biology website: Fishes of Eastern Washington: A Natural History (volumes 1-4)

    Ray, Verne F.
    "Native Villages and Groupings of the Columbia Basin." Pacific Northwest Quarterly. April, 27(2):99-152. 1936

    Devoto, Bernard
    The Journals of Lewis and Clark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1953

    Pearkes, Eileen Delehanty
    The Geography of Memory: Recovering Stories of a Landscape's First People. Sono Nis Press (2002)

    Pearkes, Eileen Delehanty
    A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change. Rocky Mountain Books (2016)

    Fahey, John
    The Spokane River: Its Miles and Its History. Ms on file, Spokane Centennial Trail Committee, Spokane. (1988)

    Ross, John Alan
    The Spokane Indians. (2011)

    Mapes, Lynda
    Elwha: A River Reborn. Mountaineers Books. (2013)

    Little Spokane River - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Brown, Bruce
    Mountain in the Clouds: A Search For the Wild Salmon. U of Washington Press. (1982, 1985)

    Whalen, John
    "Spokane River Subbasin Summary." Northwest Power Planning Council. (2000)

    Flores, L., et. al,
    "The Value of Natural Capital in the Columbia River Basin: A Comprehensive Analysis." Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA (2017)

    "Progress Be Dammed: How Spokane Tried Its Darnedest To Stop The Grand Coulee Dam From Being Built."
    Stimson, William.The Pacific Northwest Inlander. September 21-27, 2006.

    "Damming End To Salmon Runs." Kershner, Jim. The Spokesman-Review, March 12, 2006

    "Wondering on the Spokane River and Its History." White, Jerry. Columns: River Rambles, March 22, 2017

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