Turning back the clock on Gwaii Haanas

When Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site found itself overrun by introduced species, the Archipelago Management Board decided to take action. Realizing that Haida culture was threatened by invasive species, the AMB developed a multi-year, large-scale restoration project to remove rats and deer.

Only twelve people at a time can land at Watchman-monitored sites

Rats were poisoned but another approach was needed for the deer. To learn what it’s like to travel into the battle zone as Gwaii Haanas staff wrestle back ecological integrity and rescue their culture, read my story in the UK Independent.

Haida travelled great distances in their canoes

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