An evening of short films and discussion on the next century of conservation in the West.
7:00-7:15 Film introduction by WLA board chair and film advisor Jeff Laszlo, and WLA executive director Lesli Allison
7:15-8:15 7-8 short films (each 8-12 minutes long) featuring conservation-minded landowners in ID, CO, NM, MT and AZ and their work to conserve both wildlife and livelihood on the land. Movies are produced through a partnership between Western Landowners Alliance and the University of Montana’s graduate program in Science and Natural History Film.
8:30-9:15 Landowner panel discussion and Q&A
Because historic human settlement patterns tended to follow the waterways, private and publicly leased working lands today comprise the majority of biologically diverse and agriculturally productive lands in the West. In the coming century we must find better ways to keep these lands intact, healthy and economically viable. New thinking and new relationships are needed to integrate conservation, production and recreation on the lands that sustain us all.
Join us for an evening of films and discussion about conservation and the future of the West’s working landscapes.
Runtime: 150 min
NR / 2017