Field Trips and Events

2017 Conservation Film Celebration

September 01, 2017

The Torch Theatre in Historic Virginia City, MT


UPDATE: The exact date for this event is TBD for early September.

In the spirit of inspiring landscapes, heartfelt stories, and humble heroes, please join us as we proudly sponsor the 2017 Conservation Film Celebration. This first ever gathering brings together community members and conservation leaders; those who have worked so passionately to improve our land and make a better future for our region.

To be held June 8, 2017 in Virginia City, Montana, this event will feature films that tell the stories of healthy rivers, working ranches, and valuable habitats that provide a home for so many. A select list of productions has been chosen to reflect the broad range of topics, which are described in the attached program. Guests who attend will enjoy beverages and gourmet popcorns when doors open, followed by the feature films shown at the recently renovated 110 seat Torch Theatre on Main Street in Historic Virginia City. The event will close with a Q & A session, where audience members can learn more from the entities represented in the films.

Feel free to contact the organizers with any questions:

Jon Osborn, Virginia City Community Member (

Rebecca Ramsey, Ruby Valley CD/ Watershed Council (

Sunni Heikes-Knapton, Madison Conservation District (

Event Schedule:

5:30 PM Doors Open for Gourmet Popcorn and Beer & Wine

6:00 PM Films Begin

  • Sage Grouse Initiative: Developing Grazing Systems
    • Achieving wildlife conservation through sustainable agriculture
  • Wild Trout: A Montana Fish Story
    • How Madison River trout populations came to stand on their own
  • On the Shoulders of Giants
    • The story of Montana landscapes conserved with dreams and passion

~  ~  ~ Break For Refreshments ~  ~ ~

  • Natural Water Storage in Montana
    • Holding onto the lifeblood of the land to benefit wildlife and people
  • The High Divide
    • The conservation heroes and successes of our own backyards

7:30 PM Discussion, Q and A

8:00 PM Door Prizes and Farewells

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