Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage – our public lands – to private and corporate interests.
More info: https://www.hipcamp.com/action
Tucked away in southeastern Oregon is a gem of a wilderness. For those in the know – ranchers and anglers, trail runners and climbers, hikers and campers who venture out here – it’s a place of beauty, solitude and ecological value. It’s also the largest conservation opportunity remaining in the lower 48 states – and it’s at risk.
More info: http://wildowyhee.org/act/sign-the-petition
Beach communities around the world suffer from an abundance of plastic that tragically ends up in the oceans at an alarming rate – over 8 million metric tons per year. Join the founders of the Azulita Project, as they share information on how a small community is making a difference.
Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, more than any other human. But he wouldn’t wish this on anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. It is a story all too common for the Sherpa people of Nepal, a story Apa aims to change with his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation.
Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and filmmaker Jenny Nichols join forces in this documentary that captures the migration of elk in the Yellowstone area through a multidisciplinary lens. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk and other migratory species that call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home.
Follow river paddler, author, and conservationist Tim Palmer through the enchanting waters of Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast which has the highest concentration of National Wild & Scenic Rivers in the US. Produced in partnership with the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
More info: https://www.parksproject.us/pages/unofficial-history-of-the-national-parks
Dragging 235 lbs Uphill Both Ways
The next generation is becoming increasingly plugged in to electronics and out of touch with the outdoors. This will have enormous effects on future conservationism. A mother of four children decides to turn off the screens and make a change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.
Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a journey that relies on two hemispheres-worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker Charles Post as he shines a light on the network of back country scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.
This short film demonstrates how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, this piece shows how the night sky view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights.
There has been consistent, galvanized resistance to a proposed nuclear power plant in Kaminoseki, Japan. Midori Takashima, activist and founder of the Kaminoseki Nature Conservation Association – along with fishermen and farmers who have been actively protesting for 35 years – continues to fight against the proposed construction.