New Film Highlights Uniting Force of Public Lands

If there is one thing that unites people in the West regardless of their background or political persuasion it’s public lands. Filmmaker Leigh Reagan-Smith documents some of this phenomenon in her new film A Noble Pursuit.…

If there is one thing that unites people in the West regardless of their background or political persuasion it’s public lands. Filmmaker Leigh Reagan-Smith documents some of this phenomenon in her new film A Noble Pursuit. The 30-minute documentary tells the story of how people from outfitters to conservationists to recreationists came together to save the Noble Basin in the Wyoming Range from becoming the site of more than 130 oil and gas wells. The film screens tonight as part of Teton County Library’s “Power Trip” series.

Reagan-Smith discussed why she was inspired to document this effort from nearly 10 years ago and why it holds increasing relevance today.

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