PORFOLIO

Conservation

Canada

While Josh considers the impacts of human activities on all of his subjects, some of his work is specific to a particular conservation issue. This set of images is representative of some of the conservation subjects that Josh has highlighted in his work.

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FAIRY CREEK: THE STORY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA’S ANCIENT FORESTS

The Fairy Creek Watershed has become symbolic of the ongoing struggle to protect the 3% of remaining old-growth forests left in British Columbia. Years of deforestation in the province have reduced these unique ecosystems to just a handful of scattered woodlands. Beginning in 2020, generations of forest defenders congregated to protect the ancient forests in the face of the police forces sent to enforce the injunction and foresters angry about the presence of the protestors.