Chiixuu Tll iinasdll
Nurturing Seafood to Grow
UBC MLA Directed Study
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
2019 - 2021
Chiixuu Tll iinasdll (Nurturing Seafood to Grow) is an ongoing project to learn about more efficient ways to sequester CO2 while providing stable food sources through Haida Traditional Ecological Knowledge around land and sea stewardship. Several hypothetical drawings were compiled into an informative video to be used as an educational tool. The project began through a directed study while receiving my Master’s in landscape architecture at the University of British Columbia.
BZE Fieldwork Video Documentation
Eelgrass and Clams
Restoring eelgrass beds helps to create a major nearshore carbon sink while minimizing surface water turbidity thus creating ample habitat for soft shell clams and other edible sand-loving edible seafoods
Kelp and Herring
Growing kelp is one of the fastest ways to sequester marine carbon (blue carbon). Kelp is also a vital part of the north pacific ecosystem by providing a place for herring to spawn. Herring spawn on kelp is a staple for many Pacific Northwest Indigenous People.
Salmon and Old Growth
Old growth forests are some of the greatest beings who sequester atmospheric CO2 both above and below ground through their leaves and their mycelial networks. They are also key in creating deep shade along river banks so water temperatures can remain cold which is crucial for healthy salmon spawning and hatching.