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Rich Waters

The Sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska is the largest in the world. It has supported generations of fishers, like Greg Fransen and his son Cody. But a proposed…

“I fear returning to the very places I love.”

By Catherine Métayer |

Svalbard

By Catherine Métayer |

The Curse of Being the Greatest

By Catherine Métayer |

Consuming less and doing more

By eliane |

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Episode 03 – Family memories

In this third episode of First-Timers Gone Fishing, a mother and daughter learn fishing basics and share unforgettable moments. For Angèle, it’s a chance to get back in touch with…

Pioneers

By Beside |

05. Traditional Fishing

By Catherine Métayer |

Episode 02 – The Comeback

By eliane |

Matt Holubowski

By eliane |

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BESIDE Magazine On The Go

Somewhere Outside

By eliane |

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Forging a knife III

Fix & swap

By Geneviève Locas |

Urban edible and medicinal plants

By Geneviève Locas |

Crafting beer II

By Geneviève Locas |

Crafting beer

By Geneviève Locas |

Bridging the gap between humans and nature

We uncover compelling stories, pursue untapped questions, foster impactful initiatives and deliver meaningful, practical knowledge that can inform and empower all of us with the tools to help build a more sustainable future.

Rich Waters

The Sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska is the largest in the world. It has supported generations of fishers, like Greg Fransen and his son Cody. But a proposed…

“I fear returning to the very places I love.”

Professional snowboarder, filmmaker, and activist Tamo Campos reflects on recent life-changing events that have both awakened his deepest fears and brought him new perspectives.

By Tamo Campos |

What’s at the heart of our connection to nature?

Our Issue 01 asks the most fascinating adventurers, entrepreneurs and naturalists what lies at the heart of their connection to nature. Amongst other things we learn from the wildlife protector Monsieur Pageau that looking an animal right in the eye can change your destiny from the fly-fishing tribe Hooké that a group of like-minded friends can kick-start a movement. As for Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard overcoming the challenges of a deep wilderness trek has a direct correlation with the obstacle-laden path of entrepreneurship. This first edition abounds with the stories and perspectives of a rich community of doers and thinkers…

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How do we keep the outdoors wild?

In this new issue, we brought together stories and perspectives from creative ecologists, farmers, adventurers, and philosophers who all contribute to protecting nature on a daily basis. With their help, we broke down the concept of conservation into a range of inspiring and thought-provoking topics that all answer one fundamental question: how do we keep the outdoors wild?

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What’s the value of nature?

In Issue 03, we are tackling the fascinating conundrum of nature’s worth. We are quantifying the work that nature does for us. We are looking at the real value of things when we take the loss of biodiversity into account. We are identifying what responsibilities come with making a living out of the wild. We are considering new outlooks on nature’s value, and the practices, business models, habitats, and lifestyles that they inspire. We are doing this with the help of our North American community of entrepreneurs, architects, philosophers, economists, farmers, photographers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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What can nature’s trajectories teach us?

In our new issue, we explore fascinating natural trajectories and life journeys.

We examine the movements of great migrations; the boundaries we draw over land, air and sea; the higher purposes we reach for when we run, bike or climb; the impacts of our ever-evolving culinary tastes on our planet’s biodiversity; the ways in which technologies rewire our brains; and how wilderness lies at the heart of so many of our personal trajectories.

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Svalbard

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard enthralls a mix of adventurous travellers and fortune hunters with its majestic scenery and unforgiving climate. But as rapid climate change threatens to overthrow the…

The Curse of Being the Greatest

We ate the bluefin tuna nearly to extinction. We can stop now.

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