Short Film, coming Summer 2018
Client: Institute on Ecosystems*
Between world class fish streams, there runs a section of river devoid of trout. On Montana’s Clark Fork River, pastoral livelihood and fabled recreation meet the consequences of resource extraction.
Within the nation’s longest stretching Superfund Complex, a 30 mile stretch of river struggles unlike the stretches above and below it. The Valett Stream Ecology Lab at the University of Montana investigates the absence of trout, and what they find is not what you expect. With no straight line to the answer, it is the concept of a spiral that holds the clues.
*This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement IIA-1443108 and EPS-1101342
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