In the Heart of the Rockies

Conservation Hawks has released a new film that focuses on the northern Rocky Mountains, from Yellowstone north towards Glacier National Park. Known for its mountains, rivers, wildlife and amazing natural beauty, the area faces the threats of climate change as does everywhere else.

“In The Heart Of The Rockies” looks at the impacts of drought, record high temperatures, and extreme wildfires and smoke on both hunters and anglers and fish and game. The film illustrates how climate change is altering landscapes and changing the character of the northern Rockies.

More telling than current impacts are the fears expressed by those featured in terms of the changes that are, and will, affect their children and future generations.

Featured in the film are: Elk hunter Craig Mathews (near West Yellowstone, MT); upland bird hunters Dave Perkins (Vice Chairman of Orvis), Nancy Mackinnon and Phoebe Bean (Rocky Mountain Front, MT); Ice fisherman Hal Herring, his son Harold and daughter Carol Ann (near Glacier National Park, MT) ; Fly fishers Hilary Hutcheson and her daughters Ella and Delaney, as well Todd Tanner and his son Kian. (Henry’s Fork near Last Chance, ID)

You can watch the film here:

Author: Tom

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