Singing Grass, Burning Sage: Discovering Washington’s Shrub-Steppe

A Nature Conservancy of Washington Book, Graphic Arts Center Publishing, Portland, OR 1999 (out of print; copies available through the web)

Although Singing Grass has been out of print for some time, Jack has obtained a few copies of this title to sell through the web site. Just send a request to and we will answer with a signed copy plus an invoice for the cover price payment.


  • Silver medal in Environmental category of ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year 2000 Awards

“[Singing Grass, Burning Sage] seeks to dispel the myth that without irrigation, The Columbia Basin is a barren land. Through Nisbet’s words, the words of tribal people and early visitors, and brilliant color photographs, readers discover a world filled with all kinds of birds, insects, plants and reptiles…teeming with life and natural value.”


– Pacific Northwest Inlander

“This book is a remedy. It made me want to go out and walk along a sageland creek, and it made me want to do so as softly as possible.”


– Jim Kerschner, Spokesman Review