Photographs courtesy of
White Mountain National Forest
A film about one of the
greatest environmental comeback stories
in American history.
In the late 1800s, New Hampshire’s White Mountains were ground zero for an environmental disaster caused by ruthless logging and the massive forest fires, erosion and flooding that followed. The vast destruction launched a national battle over the fate of America's forestlands and sparked one of the first grassroots conservation movements. Leading the way was a unique partnership of citizens, politicians, and business and civic groups that believed conservation could benefit both the environment and economy.
This is the dramatic story of how those unlikely allies saved the White Mountains and created over 50 new National Forests and Grasslands in 40 states, totaling more than 20 million acres of public lands.
48 minutes long, the documentary was produced with the cooperation of Plymouth State University, The Museum of the White Mountains, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and the White Mountain National Forest.