The first time Ian McAllister
visited Great Bear Rainforest, a remote region of temperate rainforest on the coast of British Columbia, he planned to stay just a week. More than two decades later he’s still there. And he has no plans to leave.
Over 25 years, McAllister has become one of the greatest champions for Great Bear, a region known for its dazzling biodiversity — and for being one of the planet’s most endangered landscapes. A founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild
, he is also an award-winning photographer and author of six books, including his most recent, Great Bear Wild
, a stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative.
On Feb. 24, McAllister will share his stories and photos
during a presentation at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). The event begins at 5 p.m. in Burke Auditorium.
In an interview, McAllister describes the stunning beauty that lured him to this region, how Pacific Wild is trying to protect it, and the role of photography in stirring public interest in the natural world.