Will Nelson is a Biologist of Coastal Tsimshian descent working for the Metlakatla Stewardship Society in Metlakatla, a First Nations community off the coast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Nelson uses ShoreZone’s online archive of coastal imagery to identify previously unknown archeological sites and catalogues sensitive ecological areas, providing Metlakatla with a valuable inventory of the cultural and ecological resources within their territory. This information allows the community to monitor and protect these areas from encroaching development.