What happens to a forest when it’s seen only as a place to harvest trees?
Centuries of destructive forest management practices have caused serious harm to the Wabanaki forest on Canada’s East Coast.
Scientists have proven these practices have devastating effects on forest biodiversity and human and animal health. However, those who have tried to fight for change are up against the powerful, multibillion-dollar forest industry, whose longtime media monopoly has worked to silence any dissent.
This audio storytelling piece focuses on people in the Maritime provinces who have seen changes in their forests, organized in their communities, and stood up against one of the most powerful industries in the country.
Isobel Orfi is a Halifax-based science editor who recently completed FIXT POINT Art and Media’s Empathy Squad audio storytelling training program.