MOVING THE GIANTS
In 1991, arborist David Milarch had a near-death experience that inspired a personal quest to reforest our planet. He would harvest the genetics of the world's oldest trees, initiate tree-planting efforts to combat climate change, and help restore the planet’s health. Remarkably, he has been doing just that. Moving the Giants tells David’s story, as he helps California coastal redwoods migrate northward to survive climate changes that threaten their current habitat. His is one path to promote "treequestration," a mass movement to use one of nature's most prolific methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of future climate change. 10 minutes 46 seconds.
The High Divide
They say The High Divide is the place where the world is cut in two. Then again, it may be where everything comes together. This place was once called “the big empty.” But it's bursting at the seams - with deep forests, streams brimming with trout, meadows flush with grizzlies and wildflowers, and peaks so wild and vast they stretch all the way to the horizon. It’s also full of people. People who love the land. Cowboys who love salmon. Range riders who shepherd cattle and carnivores. Woodcutters who fight for forests. Generation after generation stewarding land and water. These are the lost voices of a new kind of pioneer. An original film celebrates the confluence of a wild place, its visionary people, and a bold new mission to preserve and restore the backbone of the American West. 15 minutes 50 seconds.
I am ocean: Chad wiggins
Chad Wiggins, marine scientist, diver, and spearfisherman, shares his personal connection to the coral reefs in Hawai'i and his motivation to do everything he can to ensure this diverse, yet fragile habitat endures. 4 minutes, 17 seconds.
What happens when a little girl decides to save the food she refused to eat? Animated. 7 minutes.
A Ghost in the making
Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of our native bees, and one elusive species – the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee – has become his white whale. 18 minutes 49 seconds.
North America's smallest falcon species, the American Kestrel is a unique and fascinating animal. It is our most colorful raptor, and also one of the few raptors that is sexually dimorphic. Kestrel populations have been on the decline for the past several decades however, and researchers have been unable to determine what is causing these declines. Now, a new collaborative research project holds the potential to finally uncover this mystery! 2 minutes 32 seconds. http://wildlensinc.org/eoc-single/the-american-kestrel/
Santiguito: the Volcano Laboratory
With constant eruptions, the Santiaguito Volcano in Guatemala is a volcanologists laboratory in the field. While the frequent but low-level activity is optimal for study, the volcano poses a significant, growing risk to the local population, in addition to severe hazards for the scientists who investigate it. 10 minutes.
M’Lynn’s husband, Paul, passed away in July 2015. He left behind polished hiking boots and a backpack for his dream hike: the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail. “How good would it be,” M'Lynn asked, “for his boots to make the journey even if Paul couldn't?” Her plea launched an incredible journey. Paul’s Boots follows the boots and the people who carried them. 37 minutes.