The Greatest Good - A Forest Service Centennial Film
Wildfires and Public Lands: Free Film Series, Discussions and More Santa Barbara Reads The Big Burn
When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Age limit: All ages
From the timbered shores of the Pacific Northwest to the marble halls of Washington, DC, the choices about how we use our natural heritage are filled with controversy. Whether it is the protection of endangered species or meeting the needs of a growing public, the fate of public lands is constantly challenged. The journey from the "wise use" of resources to the idea of a "land ethic" has defined the evolution of the Forest Service.
The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film tells the story of the U.S. Forest Service and the public lands the agency manages. Produced by the U.S. Forest Service and distributed by the Forest History Society, the award-winning documentary film weaves historic footage and still photographs with interviews with historians, timber industry and environmental leaders, and Forest Service employees to illuminate the past one hundred years of accomplishments and controversies experienced while managing 191 million acres of America's land. Throughout the film, the question is asked: what is the greatest good?
This two-hour documentary is narrated by Charles Osgood.
Other Santa Barbara Reads and UCSB Reads highlights are panel discussions featuring UCSB professors discussing The Big Burn, on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Rd.; and Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Library. The Los Padres National Forest will bring special children’s presentation to the branch libraries during February, with a visit from Smokey Bear. More information is available at the Santa Barbara Public Library web site, SBPLibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public
Event posted Feb. 2, 2014
Last updated Feb. 5, 2014