Western Environmental Law Center

Producer, Director, Graphics (together with Andy Adkins, Distill Productions) 

A video commemorating WELC's 20 years (1993-2013) of utilizing the power of law to protect the American West's clean water, breathable air, verdant forests, majestic landscapes, iconic wildlife, and to promote a clean energy future in the West. What started as a law clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law is now a thriving non-profit law firm with offices across the West. We look forward to the next 20 years of taking on powerful interests to safeguard our climate and to preserve the natural heritage of the American West.

Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation

Producer, Director, Camera, Editor

Grizzly bears have been under serious pressure in the last few years. Changes in climate and habitat have reduced important food sources and the bears have begun to look for new locations with enough resources to survive long winters. Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) has brought nearly 50 military veterans and community members from as far as California and New York to Montana's Tobacco Root Mountains on a search for grizzly bears, successfully collecting more than two dozen samples that have been sent to the lab for DNA testing. ASC outings expose participants to a new side of wilderness exploration, which will give their future outdoor endeavors a greater purpose. For more information, please visit: www.adventureandscience.org www.sierraclub.org/missionoutdoors

The Trust for Public Land

Producer, Director, Camera, Editor

The iconic Story Mill, a former flour production site with a towering grain elevator, is a Bozeman landmark just two miles from downtown. Developers once planned to turn the 60 acres surrounding the century-old mill complex into a neighborhood and business area, but financial problems sidelined the project. Since then the site—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—has been neglected and vandalized. The Trust for Public Land and our partners are bringing together neighbors, designers, park planners, and community groups to propose ways to transform this historic landmark into a unique city park for hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring local history. A park would also be a sanctuary for local wildlife, providing a unique opportunity for viewing native and migratory birds-including Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes-in the largest restored wetland within the city limits. Other ideas include an affordable housing option as part of a mixed-income neighborhood connected to the new park. We engaged neighbors, designers, park planners, and local groups with an online opinion poll and invited them to public design workshops to create a shared vision for this unique green space. In February 2013, over 140 people came to the Emerson Cultural Center to share their ideas and discuss the future of the Story Mill site. Read more at: http://www.tpl.org/what-we-do/where-we-work/montana/story-mill.html

The Trust for Public Land

Producer, Director, Camera, Editor

In Montana's spectacular Madison Valley, The Trust for Public Land and partners have worked hard to protect and restore critical wetland habitat. The effort is paying off: this summer saw the release of five rare trumpeter swans at O'Dell Creek. Wildlife experts, neighbors, and friends all gathered to share the special moment—and you can, too! Watch these beautiful birds make their first forays into the wild in this short film Special thanks to the Laszlo family and Tom Hinz, Wetlands Restoration expert, for inviting The Trust for Public Land to be a part of this special and monumental day for the O'Dell Creek restoration.

The Trust for Public Land

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This 120-acre property within the boundaries of Glacier National Park has a colorful history. It was originally homesteaded by Dan Doody in the late 1800s. Doody was a prospector, outfitter, and one of Glacier National Park's first rangers, but was later fired for excessive poaching of the park's wildlife. His wife Josephine purportedly killed a man, became a dance hall girl, got addicted to opium, and was kidnapped and brought to this remote property by a love-struck Dan trying to dry her out. Josephine would become a successful moonshiner whose product was so well-known that passing trains on the Great Northern Railroad would stop and blow their whistles to signal the number of quarts the engineers wanted delivered. Their homestead is a popular stop with rafters along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River due to its unique history and the recreational access it provides. The land is home to many wildlife species including mountain lion, grizzly and black bear, moose, deer, and bald eagle. The Trust for Public Land purchased the land and transferred it to the National Park Service in July 2012, permanently protecting this colorful chapter in Glacier National Park’s history. Funding and support for the project came from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the National Park Trust.

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American Renewable Energy Day, or AREDAY, celebrated it's 2010 event this summer in Aspen, CO bringing together leaders from around the world to discuss our transition to a green economy in the face of global climate change. ColorBURN Productions and New Eye Media were at the event and interviewed nearly 40 of these world leaders.  This short piece shows just a glimpse of the many hours of captivating discussions with people like James Cameron, Ted Turner, Lester Brown, and Sylvia Earle

American Rivers

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Mary Ellen Mangus is fighting to preserve the wild and scenic aspects of the East Rosebud Creek. She grew up in this valley with a grandfather who made his beginnings here. She intends to pass it on to her children and grandchildren.

American Rivers

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Clint Branger is a 5th generation rancher from East Rosebud Creek. He wants his son to have the same opportunities that he had growing up, which means protecting the river from development and protecting it as a wild and scenic place.