Some of my work has been featured on CNN, Outside TV and, National Geographic.
Follow me on my journey to document the modern world of citizen-science and its contribution to conservation. I’ve participated in field work from remote islands off the coast of Alaska to the jungles of Costa Rica. I invited you to share my passions.
The Timber Tracking Project, was originally all set to go forward this spring, but we all know what happened instead; collecting was suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis.
However, permits have been cleared for this summer and we’ll be out sampling practicing the best kind of social distancing.
Now it’s all about looking at topo maps and choosing collection zones.
Follow our updates from the field on twitter.
-- July 2020 --
The outdoor community is well positioned to collect tree tissue samples from far-flung locations on a large scale across each species’ geographic range. Hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and other activities bring our volunteers to places few others venture.
This information will power new tools to reveal the origin of any sample of timber––taking away illegal loggers’ ability to sneak poached trees into the world’s wood supply.
I’m putting together a short clip on our recent COASST survey on Toleak Beach where we decided to camp on the beach the night before in order to catch the early morning tide.
We had unusual sunny clear skies for that weekend; something of a rarity during our Pacific Northwest winters. I’ll try getting it online as soon as possible , but with the holiday season on us, please be patient.
Just want to thank everyone for all the messages and encouragement this last year. And we really appreciate your donations as well! Our overhead is low, but we do appreciate your generosity in helping with the expenses.
Check your email as we will be sending our 2020 Calendar over the next few weeks. Feel free to share and publish at your favorite publishers.