The Festival is a benefit for the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association. We have to venues this year: March 5th in Salida and March 13th in Buena Vista. Each night we will show different films so I suggest buying tickets for both nights.
In Buena Vista, one of our feature films will be Spine of the Continent made by students at Colorado College as part of the State of the Rockies Projects. Watch the trailer on Vimeo.
I had the chance to see a rough cut of the film at Colorado College during a talk on large landscape conservation. This is a pressing issue for all of us in the Rockies. How do we keep some of the things we cherish most – wide open vistas, area dependent animals such as bears and mountain lions, large herds of elk and pronghorn, ranching heritage, and healthy watersheds – in the face of some many additional pressures on our limited resources. This film follows Colorado College students as they try to understand the issues and maybe find some answers.
To find out more about tickets and other film details go to our Wild and Scenic page.