Forest Service program May 11
Documentary about history of Forest Service
May 2, 2005
The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be hosting an Open House and showing of a film documentary on Wednesday, May 11th, in celebration of the Forest Service’s centennial year. The open house will begin at 5 pm and the 2-hour documentary will begin at 6 pm.
The Forest Service documentary, ‘The Greatest Good’, uses rarely seen footage and photos, sweeping landscape aerial shots and dozens of interviews to tell a complex and compelling story of the American land. Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton will be hosting the screening in Pinedale to celebrate the centennial of the Forest Service.
The documentary traces the Forest Service efforts to deliver the most benefits to the most people, while remaining good stewards of the land. It is along this axis, the exploitation and protection of nature, that the story turns. The film examines these conflicts in major natural resource issues: grazing, fire, wilderness, game/wildlife, watershed protection, recreation and, of course, timber. The film also profiles Forest Service employees, including Pinchot, Aldo Leopold, Arthur Carhart, and Bob Marshall, who invented new ways of addressing these conflicts.
'The Greatest Good' will be shown at 6 pm in the large meeting room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. The first hour of the movie will be broken up into two half hour segments with opportunities to win prizes based on answering quiz questions from each section. The Pinedale District open house will start at 5 pm before the documentary. The public can meet local Forest Service personnel and also find information about the upcoming Forest Plan revision, and give feedback about Forest Service operations.