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The Emerald Edge: Cedar's Story

Directed by: Chad Horn | 2023 | CANADA | 6:35

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"Explore the world’s largest coastal temperate rainforest in 360 degrees in a new immersive experience. Walk through the lush ancient forests of the Emerald Edge with the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and learn about the life-giving force of the cedar tree.

The Emerald Edge stretches across Alaska, British Columbia, Washington state and Oregon—with over 100 million acres of lush forest, rivers, islands, and mountain streams. The region sustains hundreds of communities and thousands of species of flora and fauna—including bears, salmon,wolves and whales—and thanks to its immense carbon-storage capacity, plays a critical role in regulating the global climate.

For millennia, Indigenous First Nations, Alaska Natives and coastal Tribes have called this region home, relying on the lands and waters for traditional practices, fishing, and other cultural and economic uses. These original stewards’ cultures, languages and livelihoods were born from the landscape and to this day, they maintain a vibrant and strong connection to the lands and waters.

At the invitation of Indigenous peoples and local communities, The Nature Conservancy supports leadership efforts to heal the bonds between people and nature, so both can thrive for generations to come.

Learn more about how Indigenous stewardship is advancing natural climate solutions at http://www.nature.org/EmeraldEdge"

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