For years, Jim and William Pattiz have been taking us through the most stunning National Parks in the United States with their time-lapse film project, More than Just Parks. From Hawaii to Maine, the brothers have left us in awe of the remote and beautiful places that has been designated the highest level of protection by the United States government. But, not all public lands have such an iron clad layer of protection. Which is why the Pattiz brothers have teamed up with the United States Forest Service to create the new campaign, ‘Your Forests. Your Future.’
While the National Forests are still protected, much like National Monuments, that protection level isn’t as impenetrable as National Park designation, as was the case when the Department of Interior slashed the protected lands in Bears Ears National Monument.
So how does this new campaign aim to help protect the millions of acres of National Forest? According their website, the team hopes to inspire people to get out and use their National Forests and raise their voices as to how those forests are used in the future.
We aim to engage new, diverse voices in national forest planning and management through visually stunning content and multimedia tools for engagement that tell the story of why our forests matter in ways that people resonate with, from rivers and trails to wildfires and wilderness.We push industry standards to utilize technology, creativity, and the power of storytelling to break down barriers about how public lands are managed, make the connection about what our forests mean to everyone, and how they can have a say in the future of those lands they love.