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Learning About Our Changing Ecosystem
Our contemporary and archival broadcast quality stock footage library is devoted to exploring our dynamic ecosystem. Each environmental education stock film footage title from our public domain stock footage library focuses on a different aspect of the ecosystem and our place within the environment.
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AMERICA'S GRASSLANDS
These wind swept seas of grass and wildflowers have witnessed the pageant of the frontier, the Dust Bowl, and their reclamation.
(public domain films) 2001 27 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
BIG HORN: CAPTURE AND RELOCATION
A multi-agency process by which a herd of Bighorn sheep are relocated from one National Forest to another.
(public domain films) 1990 9 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LEAFY SPURGE
Arriving with settlers from Europe, the leafy spurge, with no natural enemies, quickly established itself and dominated vast areas.
(public domain films) 1998 25 min BW COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
COLORADO RIVER - A DESERT'S DREAM
The importance of the Colorado River and its beneficial effects along its banks, scenes of the Hoover Dam and how ranchers benefit from the Colorado River.
(public domain films) 1981 COL 27min
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
CRADLE OF THE SNAKE - HELLS CANYON
The story of the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area from its geologic formations to diverse populations of animals and foliage.
(public domain films) 15 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: A BEGINNING - 1974
Encouraging individual and groups in the community to become involved in activities that will aid in improving the environment.
(public domain films) 1974 COL 58 min
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
EXOTIC TERRANE
Fascinating history of geological conditions and techtonic activity in the Hells Canyon region on the Oregon - Idaho border.
(public domain films) 1992 29 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
FADING GOLD: THE DECLINE OF THE ASPEN
In the Rocky Mountain West, one of our most important tree species, the Aspen, is fading from the landscape.
(public domain films) 2000 12 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
FISHING THE SMITH RIVER
The thrill of fishing for the big steelhead trout and salmon on the banks of the Smith River in Northern California.
(public domain films) 1994 9 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
GYPSY MOTH - THE WAY WEST
Comprehensive examination of the Gypsy Moth, its historical background, problems it creates and its migration westward.
(public domain films) 1991 19 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
HABITAT: A SPECIAL PLACE
Explore what exactly a habitat is, both from a wildlife standpoint and a human one as well as the onflicts that arise between the two.
(public domain films) 1979 27 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
HEALTHY SOILS BUILD HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS
Soils are the foundation of a healthy forest ecosystem with details on how plants, insects and animals all make their contribution.
(public domain films) 2002 29 min BW COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
HELLS CANYON - A WORK IN PROGRESS
The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon is home to petroglyphs, rock etchings and rock paintings.
(public domain films) 1993 17 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
IN HARMONY WITH THE RANGE
Ranchers and various State and Federal Agencies work together to successfully improve range land conditions.
(public domain films) 1991 23 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
INDONESIA - KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Komodo National Park in Indonesia is home to the giant reptile the Komodo Dragon as well as other interesting indonesian wildlife.
(public domain films) 18 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
KNAPWEED
MONITORING METHODS AND CONTROL

Knapweed has run rampant over a large portion of the Western United States, scientists show monitoring and control methods.
(public domain films) 2000 18 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
LAKE TAHOE: PRESERVING A NATIONAL TREASURE
Lake Tahoe's diverse communities unite in their commitment to save the famous clear blue waters of this beautiful lake.
(public domain films) 2000 21 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
MICRONESIAN MANGROVES
Mangrove forests in the high Carolina Islands of Micronesia provide wood and and support the food chain for reef fish.
(public domain films) 1999 21 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
THE MUSTANG: MANAGING A MISFIT
Agencies work together to solve the problem of Mustang wild horse overpopulation on the Modoc National Forest.
(public domain films) 1984 28 min BW COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
ONCE THE FIRE IS OUT, WHAT NEXT?
Most of us know of the hard work and long hours needed to fight forest fires, but few of us are aware that this is only half the battle and that the hard work continues even after the fire is out.
(public domain films) 1980 16 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
A PRECIOUS LEGACY:
OUR NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM

A beautifully photographed and concise introduction to the history and mission of the National Forest System.
(public domain films) 6 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
REALM OF THE WILD
The natural balance that is maintained between animal species and food supplies with an emphasis on wildlife management.
(public domain films) 1945 25 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
ROOTS OF THE NATION
The story of America - it's people, culture and economic history, is told in celebration of our Nation's coming of age '200'.
(public domain films) 29 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
SCHEDADXW GAUNTLET
SALMON AND STEELHEAD FISH

The gauntlet of problems facing salmon and steelhead trout populations of the Pacific Coast and Alaska as they attempt to migrate back to their spawning grounds.
note: 'schedadxw' is pronounced as 'cha-da'-duch'.
(public domain films) 29 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
SHADOW OF PROGRESS, THE
POLLUTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Various aspects of air pollution, water pollution, and soil contamination that is international and global in scope.
(public domain films) 1970 COL 26 min
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: FORESTS IN PERIL
Agencies gather to discuss a possible catastrophic wildfire as Southern California faces its most severe drought in over 100 yrs.
(public domain films) 2003 13 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
THINK LIKE A MOUNTAIN
Management practices used to help prevent extinction of endangered species of wildlife from our National Forests.
(public domain films) 1972 28 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
WATERSHEDS: TAPPING OUR ROOTS
Water is the most precious commodity on earth and good management of our forest ecosystem protects our vital watersheds.
(public domain films) 2001 12 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
WETLANDS - A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Problems facing the dwindling populations of migratory birds and other wildlife as more and more wetlands are developed.
(public domain films) 30 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
WETLANDS REGAINED
At the time of this film less than 300,000 acres of wetlands remain; the Bureau of Land Management discusses the San Joaquin Basin Action Plan to improve the plight the these wetlands.
(public domain films) 15 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
WILDLIFE DETECTIVES: SWAINSON'S HAWK
In one recent year, an estimated 20,000 hawks did not make the return migration back to North America from Argentina.
(public domain films) 2002 24 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education
WILD WATERS: HARMONY, BALANCE AND USE
A succinct look at watershed management on the National Forests and its relationship to the management of natural resources.
(public domain films) 1984 15 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Environmental Education