Where is the Salish Sea
The Salish Sea is the name for the body of water consisting of the Straits of Juan De Fuca, The Straits of Georgia, The Puget Sound, Hood Canal, the San Juan Islands, and the Gulf Islands. A majority of researchers also consider all the connecting watersheds part of the Salish Sea such as the Fraser and Snohomish rivers. The name recognizes and pays tribute to the areas first inhabitants the Coast Salish.
Why make a film about the Salish Sea
The Salish Sea faces many environmental challenges, over a century of industry along its shorelines and watersheds have significantly effected the ecology of the Salish. It is home to over 100 species considered threatened or endangered including the Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The Salish Sea is increasingly used as a marine highway and the threat of a major oil spill is very real and increasing as well as the threat from expanded coal and oil export terminals along it shores.
The fate of the Salish is often left to policy makers and citizens who know little of the areas interconnectedness and ecological function. Deep Green Wilderness Productions hopes to change this by introducing people to the Salish in a way that encourages critical thinking about the natural and cultural history of the area and how the two are connected.