More than just flowing bodies of water, rivers have long served as sources of life and sustenance to the communities connected to them. This interwoven relationship is best exemplified in Paradise Valley, home to the Yellowstone river—a river that now lies in peril. Currently there are plans by a Canadian company to mine gold in one of the drainages of the Yellowstone, which means toxic and heavy metals will contaminate the water. This would threaten more than just the ecosystem, but the rural and urban communities downstream that are tied to the river’s flow. The short film Last Call by Tributaries Digital Cinema, not only calls attention to this issue but demonstrates the people closely tied to the river—BBQ & bakery owners, lodge owners, naturalists, fly fishing guides, and even a sitting U.S. senator.
Reporting from the front lines of the apparently violently exploding Yellowstone Supervolcano. All mayhem is breaking loose, the bison and moose are running amok, and we are all preparing for the worst. Reports came in this morning of Jenny Lake reaching near-boiling levels, with hordes of tourist close at hand snapping selfies with their iPads. OK, real talk. Despite what you may have seen so on television, guys, it’s not exploding. But the good folk at the Russian state-owned RT News have
Growing up, Lacey England thought she would become a doctor, not a firefighter. Instead, England spends her workday rappeling into fires, joining the other 10 percent of women who help fight the flames that ravage our National forests each year. Firefighting has long been a predominately male profession—something that REI calls attention to with their latest short film, "Women In Fire “If you had asked me as a kid, I would've have said, ‘Oh, I can’t be a firefighter because I’m a girl’ It
For Travis Rice, it’s not always about to the send. You may not know that he spends his summer offseason tropical-island-style, captaining his catamaran Falcor. It’s nontraditional, but for him it’s great way to equalize. “I’m a Libra so I’m kind of on this quest for balance,” he says. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend their days living on a boat making delicious, insta-worthy food? We caught up with the professional snowboarder to learn a little more about his offseason and this awesome edit: