A Letter to Congress

I originally set out to make this film as a sort of homage to Wallace Stegner and the enduring words he wrote in his famous ‘Wilderness Letter’ to Congress in 1960. His poetic appeal for robust and comprehensive conservation efforts of America’s wild lands gave me pause. In this current political climate his words began to take on new meaning. His plea for what wilderness can do for us is more relevant now than ever. Thousands of acres of our remaining public lands are threatened everyday. We need to stand together to protect America’s wild lands from being sold off to the highest bidder. We must preserve wilderness as a “means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.”