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The Greatest Good - Free Movie US forest service history with rare footage

I am posting this event that is really being put on by REI because I know many of you will be interested in this and it's free but keep in mind - it's an REI event and you have to register with REI to go.  As of today there are 16 spots!!!  If someone wants to host for our group it will help our members meet with each other at the event.  Otherwise you will have to email each other ahead of time if you want to know how to find our meetup members at the event.

Portland REI — The Greatest Good - FREE MOVIE

  • Date: 4/24/2013
  • Event Location: Portland REI
  • Event Fee: Free
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT
  • Presenter: Kol Peterson,
  • Group Size: 50

Description: "The Greatest Good" explores history of the U.S. Forest Service and uses rarely seen footage and photos, sweeping HD landscape aerial shots and dozens of interviews to tell a complex and compelling story of the American land. Before "environmentalism", before the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service was created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot. They sought not only to conserve disappearing natural resources but also to maximize the social benefits from those resources. The two-hour documentary "The Greatest Good" uses this maxim as its starting point and as an organizing theme. It traces the Forest Service efforts to deliver the most benefits to the most people, while remaining good stewards of the land. It is along this axis, the exploitation and protection of nature, that the story turns. The film features an original score and is narrated by Charles Osgood.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Joanne. I took a sick day from work, but got dressed anyway, and was on my way...but had to turn back. I wish I could have been there.

    April 26, 2013

    • Joanne

      I actually appreciate you not coming if it was something contagious, but sorry I missed you and hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the note.

      April 26, 2013

  • Joanne

    Great movie - a lot of footage I have never seen and info I didn't know. If you missed this showing try to catch it when it shows again - check the REI event schedule for other showings. I saw John and Michael. Lisa and Scott - were you there? I hung around at the end hoping to find you.

    April 24, 2013

  • Scott B.

    +1

    April 23, 2013

    • Joanne

      Hi Scott - we don't have "plus 1" or guests for our meetups. We want all our attendees to join and come as a member for multiple reasons - it's free to join. But since this is an REI event - it's open to all that register with REI. Just please understand for future meetup events your guest will have to join the meetup to participate.

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great but it is also the same night as my Audubon Volunteer Banquet :(

    April 22, 2013

    • Joanne

      I believe there are other showings at other stores on different dates - check the REI event list on line.

      April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!!

      April 23, 2013

  • Joanne

    As of today there are still 21 spots left for "The Greatest Good" event at Portland REI and I will be going to this event so I hope to see a few more of you there. This should be a really interesting presentation.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I visited the Forest Service Museum at Yellowstone. The history is fascinating. Looking forward to this event.

    April 19, 2013

  • Joanne

    25 spots still open in this class as of today 4/6/13. Make sure you have registered with REI if you are interested - your RSVP on this page does not register you with REI.

    April 6, 2013

  • Joanne

    29 spots as of today. This is the type of event that will fill up. Make sure you have registered with REI to hold a spot if you want to go.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Signed up at REI

    March 24, 2013

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