A pair of binoculars, a fixed telephone and a notebook are all the supplies required for Zhao Fuzhou's daily work. Zhao has been a fire lookout at the Dahuanqi branch of the Saihanba Mechanized Forest Farm in north China's Hebei Province for four decades. From a young fellow in his early 20s to a grey-haired old man, what changes has Zhao witnessed over the years and what's his story? Watch the video to learn more!
About 'Journeys in Nature': Hebei Weichang Series
"Saihanba" means "beautiful highland" in the Mongolian language. With an average altitude of 1,500 meters, it is located at the intersection of the North China Plain and the Mongolian Plateau. After six decades of unremitting efforts by the locals, the sandy land has turned into a "Great Green Wall," setting a telling example of promoting the construction of ecological civilization. Our 10-episode series delves into the stories behind the miracle of Saihanba and explores the unique biodiversity that this giant artificial forest sustains.