The Pacific temperate rainforests lie along the western side of the Pacific Coast Ranges along the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America from the Prince William Sound in Alaska through the British Columbia Coast to Northern California. There is plenty of moisture and warm temperatures, which crates unique ecosystems full of rich biodiversity, towering trees, and beautiful scenery.
Despite this natural beauty, a new analysis says forests are shrinking on state and private land in Oregon, where an estimated 522,000 acres of forest cover have disappeared since 2000. That’s an area six times larger than the city of Portland, equal to more than half of Oregon’s designated state forests.
Each individual in Meichen’s crew is planting thousands upon thousands of trees to regrow the forests in Oregon. She is living proof that one person can make the world better.
This project was conceived and funded by reforestation nonprofit One Tree Planted. Producer: Allison Otto. Fellow DP/Cinematographer and Editor – Morgan Heim.