Interior Rainforest

The photographs in this portfolio were all made in a unique ecosystem in the eastern part of the Cariboo region known as the Interior Rainforest.

This rainforest is the world’s only non-coastal temperate rainforest, and it grows seven hundred kilometres inland from the rainforests of British Columbia’s Central Coast. On the toes of the Cariboo Mountains, it is an isolated ancient forest set within an inland maritime zone that stretches from Prince George south to Lake Couer d’Alene in Idaho. This forest has a light spirit, compared to the ponderous depths of the rainforests on the coast. After shrinking for a thousand years, it’s beginning to grow again. Predictions are that with global warming it will stretch north for seven hundred kilometres and become the dominant forest of the western Rockies.