Throughout parts of 2011 and 2012 Western Perspective Principal Greg Stahl worked as Editor in Chief of a 109-page collection of short stories and poetry titled "Growing With the Flow," published by Idaho Rivers United in September 2012.

As project lead, he solicited and edited stories, managed the editing process and designed the book’s cover (as well as contributed a work of fiction).

As with any collaborative project, the collection is the sum of the efforts of its contributors, and there were many. Notably, IRU member Bob Finkbine gave birth to the idea and rallied to make it happen. His expertise from publishing a number of works was invaluable to the process. Also importantly, the project would not have come to fruition without College of Idaho intern Annie Morrison’s excellent copyediting.

In putting the book together, the team set its sights on celebrating the beauty, enjoyment and range of emotions that Idaho’s rivers elicit. Due in no small part to the project’s contributors that goal was achieved.