America has a conservation legacy unmatched anywhere in the world. Almost 30% of the land in the United States – our National Parks, National Forests, wild rivers, wilderness, and other lands– are owned by the people of the United States.

This is the story of four centuries of American history from the first European settlements in 1607 to the 21st century and describes a changing view of the land by the number of leaders, writers, artists, photographers, teachers and organizations. This resulted in the environmental legislation and the 110 milion acres that have been placed in wilderness status in the last half-century.

“When you lose contact with wildness, you’ve lost an important part of yourself.” David Brower

Run time: 54:11 minutes


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 November 10, 2015

Anchorage, AK

Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers,

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 Past  Viewings

September 29 2015

Lincoln, MA

Massachusetts Audubon


September 30, 2015

Boston, MA

Massachusetts Historical Society

Arnold Arboretum


 October 9, 2015

Denver, CO

Denver Eclectics


 January 22, 2015

Denver, CO

University Club


 January 26, 2015

La Crosse, WI

University of Wisconsin

 February 2015

 March, 2015

Private showings

March 20, 2015

Essex, England

At the Wilderness Foundation

April 9, 2015

Lewis and Clark College

Portland, OR

April 23, 2015

Concord, MA

Walden Woods Project

25th anniversary

May 14, 2015

Berkeley, CA

Earth Island Institute

June 11, 2015

Denver, CO

Cactus Club


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Films and interviews about conservation and the people who work to protect wild areas.