Conservation is a major focus of my photography. I use my photography to support conservation in three primary ways: by donating a significant proportion of the revenue generated by my photography to selected conservation groups; by donating Limited Edition Prints for fund-raising purposes to selected environmental organizations; and by contributing images for use in marketing and promotional materials to selected environmental organizations.
I donate ten percent (10%) of ALL REVENUE generated by the sale of my images to selected conservation organizations (a list of organizations that I currently support can be found below). The conservation group that most directly impacts on the subject or habitat where the image was shot receives the donation.
I donate a limited number of Artist's Proofs of my Limited Edition Prints for use in fund-raising activities (such as silent auctions) by selected conservation organizations. Each request for a donation is considered on a case-by-case basis. Effective and efficient conservation organizations who are interested in obtaining a Limited Edition Print for use in a well-run fund-raising effort should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your request.
I will contribute images to selected conservation organizations for use in marketing and promotional materials (e.g., use on websites, on brochures, posters, etc.). Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis. Effective and efficient conservation organizations who are interested in using any of my images for these types of marketing purposes should contact me at email@example.com with details of your request.
I currently reside in southeastern British Columbia and do the majority of my photography within western Canada. My library of images naturally supports conservation efforts that are focused on local, regional, or international issues involving western Canada. The conservation groups that I currently support are the following well-organized and highly effective organizations that operate in western North America:
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation: The Raincoast Conservation Foundation is a charitable, non-profit research and public education organization. They work in partnership with scientists, First Nations, local communities and Non-governmental Organizations to build support for decisions that protect marine and rainforest habitat on British Columbia's central and north coast. Learn more about Raincoast.
Wildsight: Wildsight is a charitable, non-profit organization that works to maintain biodiversity and healthy human communities in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountains ecoregion. They focus on three core areas: the southern Rockies, the upper Columbia River Valley, and the Columbia Mountains. This ecoregion provides critical genetic connectivity for western North America's wildlife populations. Learn more about Wildsight.
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Foundation: Combining science and stewardship, The Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) Conservation Initiative seeks to ensure that the world-renowned wilderness, wildlife, native plants, and natural processes of the Yellowstone to Yukon region continue to function as an interconnected web of life, capable of supporting all of its natural and human communities, for current and future generations. Learn more about the Y2Y Conservation Initiative.
I am open to partnerships with additional efficient and effective conservation organizations. While my current image library more logically supports western-based organizations, this bias will evolve over time as the geographic focus of my photography expands. Interested conservation organizations should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.