Chris Crisman for The Nature Conservancy

Earlier this year Chris Crisman & team traveled to Ellsworth Creek Preserve in Washington to shoot the cover story for this month’s issue of The Nature Conservancy Magazine. The story, entitled The Clean Cut, highlights efforts that are currently being made to restore plant diversity in second-growth forests. You can see a few of the images below, and there’s a really great post on Chris’ blog that goes into further detail about the shooting experience along with some behind-the-scenes images. Check it out here. 

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Aerial views of the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/10/15.

Aerial views of the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/10/15 © Chris Crisman

 

Kyle Smith, TNC forest manager, taking measurments in old growth forest at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/10/15.

Kyle Smith, TNC forest manager, taking measurments in old growth forest at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/10/15 © Chris Crisman

 

Tom Kollasch in old growth forest and with big cedars at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/12/15.

Tom Kollasch in old growth forest and with big cedars at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/12/15 © Chris Crisman

 

Russell Shippey, timber faller, cutting corridor to pull out trees in second growth forest at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/10/15.

Russell Shippey, timber faller, cutting corridor to pull out trees in second growth forest at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/10/15 © Chris Crisman

 

Rober walls, choker setter, in the logging yard at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/13/15.

Rober walls, choker setter, in the logging yard at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve, WA on 2/13/15 ©Chris Crisman