Adventurer. Entrepreneur. Conservationist. Philanthropist. North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins was all these things. Until he died in a kayaking accident on December 8, Tompkins devoted his life to celebrating and protecting the great outdoors. He fell in love with the Patagonia wilderness and used his wealth to establish five national parks and fund other conservation […]
Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders—all in the hope that enough would get by four dams to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future. It’s not working: It’s time to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed.
Therein lies the essence of Kimi Werner’s inspiration. She hitches a ride on the dorsal fin of a Great White. She bites into the brains of octopus. She cooks award-winning food that she catches with her own two hands. But her intentions are unequivocally rooted in a place of respect and balance. What she kills, […]
Matt Stoecker is a conservation biologist working to restore steelhead trout in the Ventura/Santa Barbara region of California. Part of the five-part preOCCUPATIONS series, a collaboration between director Chris Malloy and his filmmaker friends.
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete […]