Virtual screening of This Land Is Part of Us: Washington’s shrub-steppe ecosystem on 11/3

Virtual screening of This Land Is Part of Us: Washington’s shrub-steppe ecosystem on 11/3

Conservation Northwest / Oct 15, 2021 / Sagelands, WDFW

Watch a short film produced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Conservation Northwest, followed by a Q and A session with the producers

Join Conservation Northwest for a virtual screening of This Land is Part of Us on:

Wednesday November 3
6:00 PM

Register at:

Debuted earlier this year, the film has been awarded the 2021 People’s Choice-Gold Winner by the national Telly Awards!

The shrub-steppe of central Washington’s Columbia Basin is a land of rich biodiversity, vibrant communities and poignant beauty. It is a place both iconic and increasingly at risk.

Despite impacts from severe wildfires and habitat fragmentation, recovery programs are underway for species such as sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits, sharp-tailed grouse and pronghorn antelope, while efforts including the Arid Lands Initiative and Conservation Reserve Program foster constructive partnership for the future of Washington’s shrub-steppe.

For wildlife lovers, hunters and anglers, Indigenous peoples, farmers and ranchers, outdoor recreationists and so many others, this land is no desert devoid of life, This Land is Part of Us.

A film by Ted Grudowski and Darrin Gunkel. Produced by Scott Downes, Elizabeth Torrey, Chase Gunnell and Mark Teske.

After the film, speakers and the production team will join the public for a panel discussion on conserving shrub-steppe habitats and answer questions from listeners.

We hope you’ll join us!

Jordan Ryckman, Conservation Northwest, is based out of Ellensburg, WA.

Jordan Ryckman
Conservation Associate



Moses Coulee in central Washington’s shrub-steppe. Drone photo: Matt Johnson