Jessica Turtle, Founder – Natural Heritage Project
Heritage is that which is inherited from past generations, maintained in the present, and endowed to future generations. Natural heritage refers to the sum total of the elements of biodiversity, including flora and fauna, ecosystems and geological structures. The Natural Heritage Project (NHP), established in 2016 by artist Jessica Turtle, was founded with the purpose of advocating for wildlife and habitat restoration, a generalized statement that translates into exciting exhibitions and public engagement opportunities that inspire people to see and share their lives with nature in unexpected ways.
Through the crux connection of art and nature, individuals will engage with environmental and ecological concerns and consider their own involvement and ethical responsibility to act to improve compromised statuses and perpetuating effects to the environment, ecosystems and humans.