We posed some questions to Ross Reid, of Nerdy about Nature, so you can get to know him better.
For the last two years, I’ve been documenting clearcut logging on Salt Spring Island, and with Raincoasts’s Gulf Islands Forest Project, on Pender Island too. On a small island such as Pender, these relatively small clearcut patches can have a disproportionate impact on the landscape. I wanted to go to the Fairy Creek Blockade to see this intact watershed and support the Indigenous people and land defenders who’ve been protecting this place.
After practising sustainable forest management for millennia, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation has looked to its ancient cedar trees to help guide the future of its forests stewardship.