Roughly the size of Manhattan, Cumberland Island is the largest and southernmost barrier island off the coast of Georgia. In its role as a barrier island, it protects the mainland by acting as a buffer from wind, tides, currents, storms, and changes in sea levels. Its fragile ecosystems—maritime forests, salt marshes, and beaches—contain a vast array of plant and wildlife. It holds an unusual place in contemporary times in that it has been minimally developed and was designated as a National Seashore with over 9,000 acres of congressionally designated protected wilderness in 1982. In 2016, the centennial of the National Parks System, my collaborators and I set out to document the unique environment of Cumberland Island, an ongoing project that now spans four years. Our group consists of myself, photographer Christa Bowden Christa Bowden , and Sound Artist/Sculptor Ernesto R. Gómez. Over the past four years, we have seen distinct changes in the island, and aim to make photographs, sound recordings, and drawings that impress on their viewers/listeners the importance of this exceptional place that is severely threatened by climate change. The first exhibition of our work will take place at Washington and Lee’s Staniar and Lykes Atrium Galleries in January/February of 2020.