SEELEY LAKE – Pure Montana Tales presents Double Bill Film Program at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. “Our Last Refuge,” a 20-minute film and a 60-minute documentary “Bud’s Place,” will be shown. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
“Our Last Refuge” tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine and the decades-long struggle to protect this sacred homeland of the Blackfeet Nation from oil and gas development. Jack Gladstone will be available for questions and answers following the film.
“Bud’s Place” tells the story of the late Bud Moore – District Ranger, soldier, fur trapper and wilderness advocate. During his long career with the Forest Service, he was part of most key events in the history of conservation and public land management during the 20th century.
Later at his sustainable forestry operation in Condon named “Coyote Forest,” he walked the walk about his values and virtues of living in harmony with the natural world. A conservation easement on the property ensures that it will be available to grizzlies (and open to carefully managed timber harvest) for many years to come.
Documentary filmmaker George Sibley spent the past year producing “Bud’s Place,” which is available on DVD. Moore’s son Bill will be present for a question and answer session following the film.