MAY 21, 2014 BY 

Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles
7:00-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 28
Chief Theater, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
“Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles” is a series of 10 short films exploring effects of and responses to the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak in local forests. The videos, all of which were filmed in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, take viewers to meet hunters, rock climbers, fire lookouts, city water managers, foresters, volunteers and many other individuals who are dealing with effects of bark beetles. Locations include the Bear River Corridor, the Sierra Madre, Hahn’s Peak Lake and others.
Acclaimed videographer Morgan Heim shot and produced the videos. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources coordinated the project. The Steamboat screening is supported by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Yampatika, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute, and the Chief Theater.
Perfectly timed around our ReTree plantings, our 5th Annual Event and Programs continue this year from May 15 to June 8. Learn more at