Nahanni Reforestation Book
A book of Kodachrome slide photographs, stories and journals by my father, Daniel James, documenting our life during the 10 years he ran his company, Nahanni Reforestation, planting trees in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada. 1973-1986.
I was born in a tepee in a treeplanting camp, 11 miles up the Kingcome River in a remote part of BC. accessible only by float plane and boat. My parents were 19 and 20 years old at the time, working with a small crew of hippies reforesting clearcut areas around BC left by the logging industry. Dad delivered me and mom was back working few days later while I slept in an empty tree box next to her on the hill.
Dad started leading his own crews at age 21 and for a decade we traveled around in old trucks and campers, lived in tents, sleeping bags, cook shacks and makeshift saunas, with a crew of family and friends while reforesting large parts of clearcut forest for months at a time, in some of the most remote parts of British Columbia. They planted roughly 20 million trees over that time.
Photos by Daniel James, edited by Nahanni Arntzen
8x12 , 127 pages, hardcover.
Printed in the USA