Craig Blacklock has put a river in a book! Turn the page and you feel as if you are traveling down the river; absorb the text and you will know why the St Croix was chosen as one of the original eight “Wild and Scenic Rivers” of the United States. You just might feel the current flow through the words and have your mind travel with the depth of beauty and feelings captured by the photographs. This is a book you will go to often, like the photo album of your loved ones and when you close the book you might just need to grab your paddle and dip into the water!

— Mike Link, Naturalist, writer, explorer and Riverlorian


Craig Blacklock’s life has been a quest for truth and beauty.  In his work we see the intrinsic value of nature and we yearn to be more a part of it.  His photographs are unexcelled for their elegance and for the spectacular moments they capture.  His recent photographs of the St. Croix River and its tributaries strengthen our bonds to the watershed and our resolve to ensure its ongoing protection.

— John Kaul, Afton Films