A film looking at the legacy of Gifford Pinchot will get an early showing in Morton before its release nationwide.
The film – “Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot” – will be shown Nov. 14 at the Roxy Theater. It is one of four showings being held this month in communities around the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
The Pinchot Institute for Conservation recently completed this new 55-minute movie highlighting Pinchot and the conservation/utilitarian ethic he championed. His ethic provides a guiding principle in all U.S. Forest Service management activities to this day.
“These screenings will provide a great opportunity for local community members and Forest Service employees to come together and learn a little more about the first American forester and the person for whom this remarkable forest is named,” Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton said in a prepared statement. “Spending time together sharing and discussing issues and ideas is important to us all.”
Pinchot was the first chief of the Forest Service, serving from 1905-1910. He advocated conserving the nation’s forest reserves by planned use and renewal.
The other showings are Thursday in Hood River, Ore.; Nov. 15 at the Liberty Theater in Camas and Nov. 16 at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson.
After the movie, there will be opportunity for discussions with community members and Forest Service representatives.
A movie trailer and other related information is available for viewing at pinchotlegacy.org.