Posted Aug 10
In June, ForestEthics partnered with International League of Conservation Photographers shooter Neil Osborne on a project to gather images along the proposed route of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. With support from Lighthawk, an organization of pilots who volunteer their time, planes and fuel to conservation causes, the group flew from Monkman Provincial Park to the B.C. coast, where oil tankers would travel if the pipeline is built.
Members of the Saik’uz, Wet’suwet’en, and Gitga’at came along on the flights and had the opportunity to view some of their traditional territories from a new perspective. Their resolve to stop the Enbridge project has never been greater.
The photos are getting some exposure. Last month, images from the trip appeared on the website of National Geographic, and this week, Outside Magazine, one of North America’s foremost outdoor lifestyle magazines, has published a similar web feature. Check them out!