Melinda Booth has been the Festival Director for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an environmental and adventure festival that uses film to inspire activism, since 2011. Wild & Scenic kicks off in Nevada City, CA in support of river conservation and activism work undertaken by the South Yuba River Citizens League. Next, it travels the globe partnering with more than 165 organizations to increase the groundswell for the environmental movement as a whole and support local campaigns. Before her passion for environmental conservation brought her to the festival, she focused her career on saving iconic species like bears, wolves, and salmon in the American West. Melinda holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, where she studied human-bear interactions in the wildland urban interface. Melinda’s publications span scientific journals, periodicals, and books. When not working, Melinda enjoys extreme tubing, hiking with her husband and two dogs and yurt improvement projects.
Melinda will represent TheWild and Scenic Film Festival at the SHIFT Summit’s Marketplace on Friday, Oct. 14 at 1:45 p.m.
Tickets for the SHIFT Summit may be purchased here.