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  • Garrett Martin, Director/Producer
  • Jeremy Seifert, Producer
  • Chad Heartwood, Producer
  • Michelle Lotker, Producer

sun shines into the forest canopy

About the Project

THE GREAT FOREST (working title) follows conservationists throughout southern Appalachia as they struggle to conserve two of the most biodiverse and visited national forests in the country. The film revolves around the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan, a plan the US Forest Service is finalizing that will dictate how these two national forests will be managed for the next two decades. Working across organizational boundaries, these conservationists will discover if their life's work will save one of the most biodiverse and overlooked regions in the temperate world.