Film Premiere: On the Shoulders of Giants

Join Gallatin Valley Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, and the Montana Land Reliance for the Bozeman premiere of the film "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation". The 20 minute film will be followed by a brief discussion.




Emerson Cultural Center: Weaver Room




Free, cash bar


On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation is a stunning and emotional 21-minute film about the value of conservation to Montana’s landscape, economy, and way of life.

The film, produced by Bozeman filmmaker and photographer Eric Ian and the Montana Association of Land Trusts, 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.

Beer, wine, and snacks will be served. There will be a cash bar. No fee for attending the event.  After the film stick around for a brief discussion with Eric Ian, the Bozeman filmmaker behind the project.

Click here to view the trailer of the film.

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