“Fire & Water: Restoring Arizona’s Forests” (Documentary Film)

Arizona’s forests are not only home to wildlife and serve as recreational places, they are also economic engines for local towns and the source of critical water supplies for many major desert cities. Understanding the connection between where our water comes from and the health of Arizona’s watersheds has become a critical factor in managing this vital resource.

All Arizonans are impacted by catastrophic wildfires, which threaten the forest and everything they depend on it to provide. Arizona is bridging long-standing divides to unite federal land managers, environmentalists and the timber industry to restore public lands and protect the state’s water supply. This screening, hosted by producer and Emmy-winning filmmaker Kristin Atwell, includes special guests linked to the film and Arizona’s watershed management.

Emmy-winning filmmaker Kristin Atwell

Narrated by Emmy Award winner Peter Coyote, and produced by Salt River Project, Kristin Atwell, Rebecca Davidson, and Ron Harrison. Executive producers include Bruce Hallin, Kelly Barr and Pam Good.

Panelists include:

  • Mary Mitsos – National Forest Foundation President
  • Cal Joyner – USDA Forest Service Regional Forester, Southwestern Region
  • Bruce Hallin – Salt River Project, Director of Water Supply
  • Remarks by City of Phoenix Councilwoman – Thelda Williams

Panel moderated by Producer Rebecca Davidson.

RSVP is required; please call museum Visitor Services at 480-686-9539 ext. 200 to reserve your seat.

Included with museum admission; free to museum members.