Outtakes: Beyond Old-growth Logging in Southeast Alaska
On assignment to document southeast Alaska’s salmon industry and its connection to forest restoration, photographer Chris Crisman found himself clinging to a rocking fishing boat as the vessel was jolted by waves and pelted by pouring rain.
The challenging shoot offered a taste of life in an Alaskan community where old-growth logging used to dominate the economy. But that era is nearing an end in the Tongass National Forest as new, greener enterprises are emerging with the Conservancy’s help and former logging communities are helping drive restoration efforts.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best outtakes from Crisman’s shoot. (See more photos and read the story from our February/March 2016 issue here).