The Next, Best West: New Documentary Explores Past, Present and Future Land Use in the American West

A new documentary from Coldstream Creative features American Prairie Reserve and other efforts that are rethinking land use in the American West. The Next, Best West has already been accepted into numerous film festivals across the region, including the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in California, this week’s Colorado Environmental Film Festival, and the upcoming Ashland Independent Film Festival in Oregon.

From the filmmakers:

The Next, Best West explores our changing relationship with the land that sustains us. It tells the story of how the conventional American concept of progress has steered our exploitation of the Western landscape, and takes you to three places – Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the High Plains of Eastern Montana and the Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula – where a vibrant new understanding of progress presages a better future.


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