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Chris Harris, CCCTA Ambassador

Chris Harris was first drawn to the high central plateau of British Columbia by the lure of a unique canoe circuit set at the foot of a range of mountains called Cariboo, and the cross-country ski trails that meander through aspen groves and rolling trails. After years of introducing students to the wilderness from within the school system in Vancouver, he answered that call for again, decided to make this plateau his home. From there began a career of professional guiding, photography, publishing and teaching that is not over yet after 30 years.

After years of introducing students to the wilderness from within the school system in Vancouver, he answered that call for again, decided to make this plateau his home. From there began a career of professional guiding, photography, publishing and teaching that is not over yet after 30 years.

At the core of the region is an area that is the realization of another dream, held by a very few and executed in silence by them over almost 30 years at the land-use negotiation tables. The dream was to set aside the largest, most biodiverse, contiguous wilderness complex in the temperate world, and in so doing, to retain a blueprint for environmental resiliency in no less than 10 distinctive biogeoclimatic zones.

This book is the story of the dreamers of that dream, now in place as the Chilcotin Ark; a planetary refugia in coming crises.

Chris Harris takes us home through stories and pictures, to the planet we have lost sight of in our hurry to dominate it.

This book is for anyone who has ever yearned for renewed connection to the home that has almost been lost, but can, with understanding and determination, and vision, return to sacredness