The Center for Western Priorities is excited to share b-roll footage reels of scenic wide-angle drone shots from our Postcards films on Caja Del Rio, Dolores River Canyon, Avi Kwa Ame and Castner Range. These resources are available for free for non-profit or...
The Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Oregon and the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada help protect a critical sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Watch the short film to hear what makes this region so special and unique, and the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem between the two refuges for the survival of pronghorn and other wildlife.
The Northern Chumash people have been protecting and caring for California’s Central Coast since before the United States became a country. Now, they’re asking the federal government to protect California’s Central Coast as a marine heritage sanctuary. Hear from the chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe and a public interest attorney about how the proposed sanctuary would benefit marine life, the environment, the local economy, and the Chumash people.
Avi Kwa Ame means “Spirit Mountain” in the Mojave language. It is located in Southern Nevada and is the place where the tribe’s first members are said to have emerged. Their stories are recorded in petroglyphs near the mountain’s southern edge, while one of the country’s largest concentrations of Joshua trees sits just west of the mountain. Hear from two Fort Mojave tribal members about why the area is special to their community and why it needs protection.
Named for two iconic buttes that are visible from miles around in Southeast Utah, Bears Ears National Monument boasts one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in North America. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. Hear from two people who have been working for decades to ensure this awe-inspiring landscape is treated with the respect and reverence it deserves.
Castner Range is a former military weapons testing site that is located at the base of the Franklin Mountain Range in northeast El Paso, Texas. The area is currently threatened by residential and commercial development, but advocates for creating a Castner Range National Monument want to change that. They say green space is important in a city like El Paso, which is one of the largest urban areas in the United States, and they hope the Range will be opened to the public one day.
President Biden has an opportunity to define our modern conservation legacy and join the ranks of our greatest conservation leaders by using the Antiquities Act to designate national monuments around the country. Such monuments are popular, beneficial to local economies, and a key part of past conservation successes such as famous national parks.
Uranium mining poses an existential to the people, animals, and plants of the Grand Canyon. Learn what’s at stake in this whiteboard video, created in collaboration with the Havasupai community and the Grand Canyon Trust.
Research from our Winning the West 2020 poll shows the in the midst of a global pandemic, Mountain West voters’ connection to the outdoors has never been deeper and support for public lands conservation is growing. Ads from CWP highlight the Mountain West’s growing outdoor voting bloc—estimated to be 2 million voters strong.
In this short video, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and U.S. Senator Tom Udall explain why America must lead the world in protecting 30 percent of our land and water by 2030.