Listening to Yellow Cedar

Writer | Reporter | Co-producer

A longform radio piece exploring the yellow cedar tree, a significant tree in coastal Alaska now impacted by climate change.

Date: October 25, 2015

As an artist-in-residence with the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, I investigated the yellow cedar tree as part of my ongoing interest in making art with other species. My personal investigation looked tree’s culturally, economic, and ecological importance in the temperate rain forest ecosystem through interview with culture bearers, scientists, forest managers, artists and others.

“Listening to Yellow Cedar,” aired on Raven Radio Sunday, Oct. 25th, 2015.

It was awarded 2nd place by the Alaska Press Club for “Best Long Form Story” (with Robert Woolsey) in 2016.

My residency was made possible by the Rasmuson Resident Artist Program.