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PBS TV series documents ‘Way of the Columbia’

'Way of the Columbia' is a 13-episode TV documentary on PBS.
'Way of the Columbia' is a 13-episode TV documentary on PBS.

RIVERS -- Anyone affected by the Columbia River and what goes on around it -- that's virtually everyone in this region -- should take note of a 13-episode TV documentary that will begin at 5 p.m., April 1, on PBS.  

“Way of the Columbia,” produced by CutBoard Studio of Spokane, will debut its inaugural season on KSPS.

According to KPBS:

Shot on location in high definition, “Way of the Columbia” explores the vital environmental and resource issues facing the Columbia Basin watershed which covers seven states and the Province of British Columbia. Whether it’s a reintroduction project into Cle Elum Lake, a fishing derby in the Hanford Reach, a habitat restoration projects on Hangman Creek, a pack trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, each of the 13 episodes features the connections between a wide assortment of regional projects in the watershed.

Here's a preview of the pilot episode:

CutBoard Studio says production has involved working with Idaho Fish and Game, Washington State Fish and Wildlife, Montana Fish & Wildlife, Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited, Spokane Riverkeepers, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Kalispell Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Army Corp of Engineers, Washington Water Trust, Yakama Nation Fisheries, Grant County PUD, Northwest RiverPartners, Bonneville Power Administration and others.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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