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Conservancy hosts Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Idaho Falls

The Nature Conservancy in Idaho brings nature-inspired films to the Colonial Theater in Historic Downtown Idaho Falls on April 24th

Idaho Falls, Idaho | April 07, 2014

The Nature Conservancy in Idaho is presenting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on April 24th at the Colonial Theater in Historic Downtown Idaho Falls. Each year the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, held in Nevada City, California travels to over 100 communities. Films include environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities around the world are doing to protect the environment.

Idaho Falls own Tight Line Media and CEO, Kris Millgate, produced Restoring Hope for Trout Unlimited and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The documentary follows the restoration of the Jackknife drainage in east Idaho. Millgate made several trips to the drainage to capture the work in progress over three months. “Millgate’s dedication to her work and her enthusiasm for producing exceptional films allowed us to effectively document our restoration efforts,” says Louis Wasniewski, Forest Service hydrologist. “I’m excited to see the collaborative restoration work done in East Idaho go on tour with the festival so the rest of the world can see it.”

Millgate will be on hand to introduce the film.
Other films on the tour include the story of National Geographic’s Adventure of the Year (from Bozeman, MT), the radical transformation of a successful neurologist to rollerblader, and the new sport of extreme canyoneering.

Proceeds of the festival will support the Conservancy’s programs in east Idaho, including a cooperative effort with the Intermountain Bird Observatory and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to study migratory patterns of long-billed curlew nesting on the Flat Ranch Preserve in Island Park.

Tickets are available at the Idaho Falls Arts Council, 498 A Street, Idaho Falls (208) 522-0471 or online at  Tickets are $20; $15 for students; or $10 for seniors and children under 18.

Watch the trailer for Restoring Hope at:

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Marilynne Manguba or Jordan Reeves
Idaho Falls Conservancy Office

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