The Nature of Things The Salmon Forest Must-See

The Nature of Things The Salmon Forest Must-See

Discover 400 kilometres of spectacular remote wilderness, stretching from Vancouver Island to Alaska. It is the largest intact temperate rainforest on earth – more than twice the size of Switzerland. This is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet and much of life here still remains secret and unknown. Millions of spawning salmon that support dense concentrations of forest life return every year. It is this salmon that helps make the coast one of the world's best bear habitats. Equipped with infra-red gear, biologist Dr. Tom Reimchen discovers that night is the optimum time for black and grizzly bears to fish, solving the mystery of how an astonishing 4,000 kilograms of salmon carcasses per hectare are found in some places. Learn about this fascinating research that has uncovered – for the first time – the intimate, essential connection between the forest, the salmon and the GitGat people, who have lived here for thousands of years.

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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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