Lolo & Bitterroot National Forest Service Plan RevisionsThe U.S. Forest Service manages these Montana forests under outdated and insufficient models. The current land-use plans don't take into account the rising population in the surrounding area or the increase in knowledge of wildlife migration patterns. Faced with heightened challenges due to climate change and the growing presence of invasive species; as well as the sky-rocketing recreational demand, the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests are in dire need of updated land-use plans.
Swan ValleyThe Swan Valley exemplifies a wild and working landscape. Being over 90% public land, the Swan Valley boasts a harmonious relationship between humans, rare plants, and animal species. Located in the wettest watershed in Montana, the region is 16% surface water. The area is home to Tribal Nations and two Wilderness complexes. Swan Valley Connections works to ensure this multiplex space is managed in a way that services the regions many stakeholders and environmental needs. In the face of climate change, increased recreation, and human population growth, the Swan Valley remains a resilient demonstration of proper management. Swan Valley Connections (SVC) strives to connect the community to nature through research and monitoring, restoration, and education. SVC believes ecological knowledge and indigenous perspectives are crucial to protecting the waterways, ecosystems, and wildlife of the Swan Valley.
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The Aerial Perspective Klamath River DamsAfter decades of work from tribes, non-profits, water warriors and affected communities, four dams on the Klamath River in northern California are slated for removal. EcoFlight flew over these dams to provide the aerial perspective to stakeholders that are working tirelessly to ensure that the dams are finally removed.
A big thank you to the Yurok Tribe Karuk Tribe The Klamath Tribe & Hoopa Valley Tribe for allowing us to film on your lands and for helping us to tell this story.
Thank you to @American Rivers Reconnect Klamath Klamath River Renewal Corporation & Earthjustice for your help in shaping this story.
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Indigenous TruthThe proposed Bears Ears National Monument in SE Utah is a place rich in history and culture. It is a place to connect, a place to heal, and a place where Native American traditional knowledge can be explored and nurtured so that it continues to inform and illuminate modern life. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, a consortium of five sovereign Indian nations — the Hopi, Navajo, Uintah & Ouray Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, and Zuni — has formally petitioned President Barack Obama to proclaim the Bears Ears National Monument in order to protect this extraordinary area for our Tribes, all Native people, and the nation.
The proposed 1.9 million acre monument is a landscape of deep, carved canyons, long mesas, inspiring arches, and arresting red rock formations. The monument’s namesake, the Bears Ears, are twin buttes in the heart of the landscape that rise high above the piñon-juniper forests and canyons that adorn the renowned and majestic Cedar Mesa. It lies in Southern Utah, north of the Navajo Nation and the San Juan River, east of the Colorado River, and west of the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Bears Ears is adjacent to Canyonlands National Park and is every bit the equal of Canyonlands and the other great parks and monuments of the Colorado Plateau.
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Lower Snake River, ID - Fish Habitat and Dams - The Aerial Perspective
EcoFlight - Student Program - Colorado Hidden Gems Wilderness ProposalProduced by Jonathan Kloberdanz
Photography by Bruce Gordon and Jane Pargiter
EcoFlight - Student Program - Threats to National Parks of the American SouthwestCinematograpy by Jonathan Kloberdanz
Radio broadcast provided by Aspen Public Radio's Luke Runyon
Additional photography by Bruce Gordon, Jane Pargiter and Chris Council
EcoFlight - Student Program - Pinebeetle Kill in the Rocky Mountain WestProduced by Jonathan Kloberdanz