Frances Backhouse

writer Frances Backhouse

Frances Backhouse is a biologist-turned-writer who has called the British Columbia coast home for more than half her life. As a freelance journalist, she has written stories that span the taxonomic range, but this is the first one focused on fish. Her six books include Woodpeckers of North AmericaOwls of North America, and Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver.

Frances's Contributions

Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit

Chucking chum and coho carcasses into a salmon-spawning stream supports more than just an ecosystem.