Mapping the Salish Sea with Stefan Freelan

This week, we step back from the Southern Resident Orca to discover more about their watery home through the eyes of a mapmaker.

Stefan Freelan is the cartographer from Western Washington University who created the Salish Sea & Surrounding Basin map, aiding a decades-long campaign to bring an official name (and purpose) to an entire ecosystem.

To download a free copy of his beautiful (two-sided!) Salish Sea map, visit Stefan's website here.

Call to Action: If you haven't already, please consider signing the petition for Legal Rights for the Salish Sea.

Intro music: "The Spaces Between" by Scott Buckley.

Interstitial music: "Odyssey" by One Man Symphony.

Coastal audio: BBC Sounds.

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Susan Woodward

Susan is a writer and journalist with strong ties to Australia and the West Coast, USA. She resists the corporate destruction of nature and is a passionate defender of our more-than-human animal kin. You will often find her hiking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
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Liam Wilkinson

Liam is our sound engineer and podcast editor. When he isn't working on our audio, you'll often find him walking around the parks of England, cooking up a storm, or writing and performing nature-inspired music under the moniker "Salad Sage."
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Ari Simmons

Ari lives in Portland, Oregon and manages all our podcast's social media demands. She's an avid climate activist and solar energy specialist who is driven to foster a sustainable future inclusive of all living beings.
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Janet Grimwade

Janet has a strong background in graphic design, having built a career in Australia and the United States. Her passion lies in being active in nature.