First Nations managed forests on Vancouver and Nootka islands for thousands of years. As logging encroached on the last untouched salmon stream in their traditional territory, leaders of the Nuchatlaht Tribe launched a movement to heal and protect this land.
Reporter Lynda Mapes, photographer Erika Schultz and I spent a week in the remote areas around Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, British Columbia learning from tribal elders and their resident biologist and documenting the areas they are fighting to save.
See the full multimedia project: https://projects.seattletimes.com/2023/local/salmon-parks-movement-to-conserve-Pacific-Northwest-old-growth/
My role: Cinematography, drone, interviewing and editing