Our Public Lands Video Campaign to be Filmed at SHIFT

Outdoor Alliance and the Our Public Lands film team recently released the following video, “Stand Up for Public Lands”, filmed on site at SHIFT in October 2015 in Jackson, WY

The Stand Up for Public Lands video is part of the Protect Our Public Land initiative, launched to mobilize support against the ongoing heist of public lands around the country.

The same film team will be responsible for a related project at the 2016 SHIFT Festival that will tap into the unifying, visceral bond Americans have with our public lands. The 2016 video campaign will be entitled “Our Public Lands.”

2016’s Our Public Lands video campaign will collect stories about people and their connections to America’s public lands, waters and wildlife.  It will be filmed on-site at the 2016 SHIFT Festival October 13-15 in Jackson, WY, and feature participants in the 2016 SHIFT Festival.

The interviews and resulting videos will be used to strengthen the fight against the public land transfer movement through a variety of media outlets including documentary films, web videos, blogs and social media.

With several bills proposed in western states that attempt to transfer public land management from federal agencies to state control, the conservation and recreation communities see the proposed public land transfer as a significant and urgent threat facing public lands. Both communities have been active on this topic, sometimes in coordination and sometimes not.

In addition to the Our Public Lands video campaign, at SHIFT in October, we will:

  • Build bridges between the groups working on the topic
  • Compare notes and identify opportunities to align efforts and messaging
  • Strengthen messaging and information around the economic (recreation and tourism) impacts of the public land transfer movement

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