Birds

The Sagebrush Sea

Audubon Rockies along with its partners, is sponsoring multiple showings of PBS' The Sagebrush Sea.
Greater Sage-Grouse Photo: Ronan Donovan/Audubon Photography Awards
Birds

The Sagebrush Sea

Audubon Rockies along with its partners, is sponsoring multiple showings of PBS' The Sagebrush Sea.

It’s been called The Big Empty – an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, exasperating thousands of westward-bound travelers as an endless place through which they had to pass to reach their destinations. Yet it’s far from empty, as those who look closely will discover. In this ecosystem anchored by the sage, eagles and antelope, badgers and lizards, rabbits, wrens, owls, prairie dogs, songbirds, hawks and migrating birds of all description make their homes. For one bird, however, it is a year-round home, as it has been for thousands of years. The Greater Sage-Grouse relies on the sage for everything and is found no place else. But their numbers are in decline. Two hundred years ago, there were as many as 16 million sage grouse; today, there may be fewer than 200,000.

The Sagebrush Sea tracks the Greater Sage-Grouse and other wildlife through the seasons as they struggle to survive in this rugged and changing landscape.

Location: Laramie, WY – Berry Center (UW) – 10th St & Lewis St


Location: Steamboat Springs, CO – Bud Werner Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, August 18
Movie Start Time: 7:00 … Dr. Matt Holloran available for Q&A!   Doors open at 6:00 pm with info booths.
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Conservation Colorado and Bud Werner Memorial Library!

Location: Grand Junction, CO – KAFM Radio Room - 1310 Ute Ave.
Date: Wednesday, August 19
Movie Start Time: 5:30 … Dr. Matt Holloran available for Q&A!   Doors open at 5:00 pm with info booths.
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Grand Valley Audubon Chapter and Conservation Colorado!

Location: Carbondale, CO – Third Street Center - 520 S. 3rd St.
Date: Thursday, August 20
Movie Start Time: 7:00 … Dr. Matt Holloran available for Q&A!   Doors open at 6:30 pm with info booths.
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts:  Roaring Fork Audubon Chapter and Conservation Colorado!

Location: Casper, WY – Casper College (Wheeler Auditorium)
Date: Tuesday, August 25
Movie Start Time: 7:00 pm… Doors open at 6:30 pm with info booths.
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Murie Audubon Society Chapter, Izaak Walton League (Charles Piersall Chapter), and Wyoming Outdoor Council!

Location: Sheridan, WY – Sheridan Fulmer Library - 335 W. Alger St.
Date: Wednesday, August 26
Movie Start Time: 6:30 … Doors open at 6:00 pm with info booths.
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Bighorn Audubon Society Chapter, Council for the Bighorn Range, and Wyoming Outdoor Council.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT – The City Library – 210 E. 400 South
Date: Tuesday, September 8
Movie Start Time: 7:00 pm

Note:  This is part of an existing successful monthly “Science Movie Night” series, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library. Special co-hosts include: Audubon Rockies, The Nature Conservancy and Great Salt Lake Audubon

Location: Pinedale, WY – Pinedale Library

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Movie Start Time: TBD (evening)
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Wyoming Outdoor Council!

Location: Rock Springs, WY – Broadway Theater - 618 Broadway
Date: Thursday, September 10
Movie Start Time: 6:30 … Doors open at 5:30 pm with info booths.
Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Muley Fanatic Foundation and Wyoming Outdoor Council!

Location: Bozeman, MT – Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture (holds 500+  people)
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Movie Start Time: 6:30 pm  … followed by panel discussion (policy & science & sports person & film producer!!)   …. Doors open at 5:30 with info booths.  Moderator is Marne Hays, Director for Business for Montana’s Outdoors

Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Natural Resources Defense Council, MT Audubon, MT Wildlife Federation, Gallatin Wildlife Association, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (tentative)

Location: Helena, MT – Holter Museum (holds 100+ people)
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Movie Start Time: 6:30 pm  … followed by panel discussion (policy & science & sports person & film producer!!)   …. Doors open at 5:30 with info booths

Audubon Rockies’ Co-hosts: Natural Resources Defense Council, MT Audubon, MT Wildlife Federation, Gallatin Wildlife Association, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (tentative)


Location: Craig, CO – TBD
Date: Monday, September 21
Movie Start Time: TBD
Co-hosts: Conservation Colorado!

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