April program

The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Vashon Theatre, Tuesday April 17, 6 p.m.
Free – Open to the public – Families welcome

The film Last Stand follows a team of naturalists on their journey to learn about the imperiled mountain caribou in Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia—the southern-most home of caribou on Earth.

The mountain caribous’ range is within the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest. Current critical human choices will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. Agencies in the U.S. and Canada have failed to regulate industrial resource extraction effectively, honor the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region. The film gives voice to First Nations, scientists, foresters, conservationists, and recreationists attempting to chart a new path forward before it is too late.

The associate producer of Last Stand, Marcus Reynerson, will introduce the film and discuss its impact after the showing.

Reynerson earned a degree in environmental studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He served as a conservation programs director for Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico, and then as a lead naturalist at an outdoor education center in Southern California. He was drawn to Washington from Louisville, Kentucky to attend the Anake Outdoor School in 2005. A year later, he served as an apprentice for the program before becoming an instructor in 2007. Marcus is also an instructor with the Wildlife Tracking Intensive.