Spring 2017 Update
We are hard at work on two fronts right now: production of a variety of multi-media educational and outreach content and a final few months of content collection in the field.
Our film trailer is in the final touches. Colin Arisman has done a superb job with this and as soon as it is done we will be turning our attention to developing the full film, Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. You will be the first to hear about the trailer being ready for viewing!
We are also working on the illustrated educational map of the region which is one of the rewards for project backers and will eventually be made available for free to educators and community groups working on related topics. Braided River, who David is working with on a book on mountain caribou and the inland rainforest (slated for publication in 2018) will be launching a website for our entire project which will include all of our blogposts, video content and a variety of other education materials, whose development is currently being spearheaded by Marcus Reynerson.
As for the caribou and the rainforest, this is the time of year that wildlife managers do their annual census counts because the caribou are all lingering in open forests close to treelike and relatively easy to spot and count from the air. A high elevation rain event wrecked snow conditions for winter recreation so snowmobile and backcountry ski traffic in the high country is a bit slower then usual this time of year. We are about to enter the melt season which shuts down logging roads for a few weeks. Other then that, its business as usual in the interior of British Columbia with old growth trees heading to the lumber and pulp mills every day.