James Q Martin

James Q Martin Alaska

Photographs by James Q Martin from a 2016 packrafting expedition in Brooks Range, Alaska while filming for the Paving Tundra Project


The state of Alaska is currently considering a 220-mile industrial access road to facilitate construction of a huge open pit copper mine in the roadless and remote Brooks Range. In response, our team of filmmakers completed a 350-mile expedition along the proposed route corridor to capture the wild nature and human culture that could be lost if the rivers are bridged and the roadless area becomes developed. To learn more please visit The Brooks Range Council.