‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Event
Join Flathead Land Trust, Montana Land Reliance and The Vital Ground Foundation for the northwest Montana film premiere of On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation on Saturday, March 11 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish, MT.
The film is a stunning and emotional 21-minute story about the value of conservation to Montana’s landscape, economy and way of life.
This premiere marks the 40th anniversary of Montana’s first conservation easement and the state’s four decades of dynamic private land conservation achievement.
Montana has long been recognized as a national leader in both the quality and quantity of private land conservation, and the film’s photography and interviews capture Montana’s breathtaking landscape together with the diverse economic, recreational, agricultural, wildlife and lifestyle contributions of open land to Montana and Montanans.
Since 1976, Montana landowners have partnered with land trusts and agencies to conserve 2.4 million acres of private land throughout the state, and given ongoing economic and population trends the role of Montana private land conservation will become even more important in the future.
The event is free and open to the public, and begins at 5:30 PM at the O’Shaughnessy Center (1 Central Ave, Whitefish). Also included will be the screening of three other short films and a presentation. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.