The Columbia River history entries were written by John Harrison, the Council's Information Officer. A number of individuals with expertise in Columbia River history and environmental issues read these entries to help ensure their accuracy. Seven read all of the entries:
Several Council staff members reviewed entries specific to their areas of expertise. These include Terry Morlan, the Council’s director of power planning, Mark Walker, the Council’s director of public affairs, and Tom Eckman, the Council’s manager of conservation analysis.
Dulcy Mahar, communications manager for the Bonneville Power Administration, reviewed the entries regarding that agency. Craig Sprankle of the Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam read the two entries on the dam, and Roger Fuhrman of the Idaho Power Company read the entry on Hells Canyon Dam. Daniel Pope, a history professor at the University of Oregon, reviewed the entry on the Hydro-Thermal Power Program. He is the author of Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System, which is scheduled for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2007.
Thanks also to Anne Edwards of Moyie, British Columbia, for reviewing entries regarding the Canadian Columbia River Basin. Ms. Edwards is an author, college professor and historian who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for 10 years, including five years as the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Basin Trust.
Amy Echols, communications manager for the Washington Department of Transportation Southwest Region, provided information on Columbia River bridges, as did Janet Mason, provincial toponymist in the Base Mapping & Geomatic Services Branch of the BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. Gary Farnden, Senior Bridge Rehabilitation Engineer, and Dale Wood, Research Officer, both with the BC Ministry of Transportation, provided information and photos of Columbia River bridges in the province.
Three experts reviewed the entries regarding the Columbia River Treaty: Anthony White, who directs treaty-related work at the Bonneville Power Administration; Nigel Bankes, an expert in international water management issues and a professor at the University of Calgary Law School; and Tim Newton, who worked on Columbia River Treaty issues for BC Hydro for 30 years and, following his retirement in 1993, was appointed as one of four members of the international Permanent Engineering Board established under the treaty.
Three individuals helped with entries regarding American Indian tribes and Canadian First Nations in the Columbia River Basin. Lionel Boyer of Blackfoot, Idaho, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, gave permission to quote from his May 1999 speech to members of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Sophie Pierre of Cranbrook, B.C., a member of the Ktunaxa-Kinbasket First Nation, gave permission to quote from her 1993 speech at a forum in Vernon, B.C., on the recovery and enhancement of transboundary fish and wildlife populations. Charles Hudson, public information manager for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and Mary Verner, executive director of the Upper Columbia United Tribes, reviewed the entries on tribes and fishing issues.
Irene Martin read the entry on commercial fishing. Ms. Martin is a historian, author, and an ordained Episcopal priest who lives in Cathlamet, Washington, where she has served St. James Episcopal Church since 1992. With her husband, Kent, she has fished commercially for salmon on the Columbia River, Willapa Bay, and Bristol Bay, Alaska. Her books include "Legacy and Testament," the story of Columbia River gillnetters (Washington State University Press, 1994).
Finally, the Council received permission to quote from copyrighted materials from the following copyright holders: