Please note: The closed captioning will be upgraded for all films in the coming days.

The collaboration

Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles helps people understand the bark beetle outbreak in our forests and shares actions the U.S. Forest Service is taking to respond to the outbreak.

Morgan Heim, Aaron Voos, and Emilene Ostlind (l to r) at the premiere screening of Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles in Laramie, Wyoming, April 2014. Photo by Fred Schmechel.

Morgan Heim, Aaron Voos, and Emilene Ostlind (l to r) at the premiere screening of Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles in Laramie, Wyoming, April 2014. Photo by Fred Schmechel.

The project is a collaboration of the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. This video series is one piece of a larger project that included organizing a public speaker series, publishing of an annotated bibliography for forest managers, and creating a library of forest photos for various uses.

Aaron Voos, public affairs specialist at the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests, and Emilene Ostlind, communications coordinator at the Ruckelshaus Institute, planned, outlined, scheduled, reviewed, and orchestrated the project.

Special thanks to Brian Glaspell for dreaming up and launching the venture, and to Anne Jakle for fostering the partnership.

All videos were filmed and edited by Morgan Heim.


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