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The Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the airing of the “SOUTHWESTERN GEMS: OUR DESERT NATIONAL PARKS,” on Idaho Public Television, Friday, December 13th, 7pm (MT), showing on IdahoPTV’s 4.2 plus channel.
“SOUTHWESTERN GEMS: OUR DESERT NATIONAL PARKS,” is a one-hour documentary showcasing the best of America’s national parks, monuments, preserves and historic sites on the four major North American deserts. High-definition footage brings to life the majestic landscapes of the Great Basin Desert of Nevada and Utah; the Mojave Desert of California; the Sonoran Desert of Arizona; and the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico and Texas. The film captures the defining features and character of each of these major desert areas.
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The Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the airing of the “LOST BIRD PROJECT” on Idaho Public Television, Friday November 29th, 8pm (MT) on IPTV’s 4.2 plus channel.
The “LOST BIRD PROJECT” is a film about public art, extinction and memory. It is an elegy to five extinct North American birds and a thoughtful, moving, and sometimes humorous look at an artist and his mission.
“LOST BIRD PROJECT” charts sculptor Todd McGrain’s efforts to memorialize five birds – the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen – that were driven to extinction. This captivating documentary follows McGrain and Andy Stern’s road trip to locations where the birds were last seen in the wild. Travelling from Florida to the coasts of Newfoundland, McGrain and Stern scout locations, talk to park rangers, speak at town meetings and negotiate for permission to install McGrain’s large bronze sculptures. His aim in placing the sculptures is to give presence to the memory of birds where they are now so starkly absent.
Todd McGrain’s memorials can be visited at:
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts – Heath Hen
Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus, Ohio -Passenger Pigeon
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, Florida – Carolina Parakeet
Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada – Great Auk
Brand Park, Elmira, New York – Labrador Duck