Finding Water-“We think of water as something that comes from a stream. And it does. But it also comes to the stream. And our water security – how clean it is, how bad the spring floods get, how cold and abundant our summer water supply is – depends on how it gets there”. This opening line from the short film “Finding Water: Healthy Land, Healthy Stream” sets the stage for the film’s message on the connection between land and water.
The film was created by the Livingstone Landowners Group (LLG) with support from the Alberta Land Stewardship Centre’s Watershed Stewardship Grant. Inspired by Alberta’s beautiful eastern slope landscapes and committed to the conservation of our native trout species, narrator Kevin Van Tighem paints a picture of the current health of our southern Alberta streams while highlighting the needs to reconsider land management practices within the Oldman watershed.
The full-length video (25 minutes) is available on YouTube, or you can watch below. In addition to the full-length film, the group created five shorter videos, each focussing on a specific theme. These would be a great tool for teachers and parents looking for teaching resources about environmental issues and water, or for recreational clubs or user groups looking for resources to share with their members.
You can learn more about the Livingstone Landowners Group and the Finding Water film project here.