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RRNW Film Event

Join Us in Celebrating Watershed Restoration Through Film

The Stories of Our Watersheds Film Event Displays Restoration Projects From around the Pacific Northwest

What: Stories of Our Watersheds Film Event
When: May 7th, doors open at 7pm and films will be shown from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Cost: $8 advance tickets*, $9 at door, $7 under 12 or over 65
*A $1 charge per ticket will apply to on-line purchases

River Restoration Northwest is hosting a film event May 7th at the Hollywood Theater, in Portland Oregon that highlights restoration actions from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The event, entitled Stories of Our Watersheds, will display fifteen films over two hours that share our experiences and foster dialogue on multidisciplinary approaches to stream restoration and related watershed and river sciences.  Films will showcase dam removal, placement of large wood in streams for salmon habitat, farmers and conservationists working together, community involvement, and returning water to streams and rivers as large as the Colorado River in the southwest.

Film Submissions
Films will be shown from a variety of conservation organizations, tribes, watershed councils, agencies and filmmakers:



Submitting Organization

1,000 Miles

Orvis and Trout unlimited have partnered in the 1,000 miles campaign to remove or replace outdated or impeded culverts. This film is a dramatic demonstration of the sweeping effect of this simple and cost-effective act can have on stream health and fish habitat.

The Orvis Company, Inc.

A Better Path: Stewardship of the Metolius River

Trout Unlimited has worked with the Deschutes National Forest to restore habitat along the iconic Metolius River, well known for its fishing opportunities and inspiring scenic beauty.  We are improving access and streamside vegetation, while striving to create a community of stewards committed to preserving this special river for our future.

Trout Unlimited

Asotin County Conservation District

This video highlights District success stories that protect riparian areas and improve water quality and other natural resources in Snake River Tributaries located i Southeastern Washington. Included are examples of implemented best management practices, and landowner testimonies confirming the positive impact that has been, and continue to be made.

Asotin County Conservation District

Coming Back: Restoring the Skokomish Watershed

Members of the Skokomish Watershed Action Team have been collaborating for a decade on how to best restore the Skokomish watershed, located at the southern end of Hood Canal, in western Washington. From federal agencies to the Skokomish Tribe to private citizens, this is the story of how these very different groups have worked to restore the river after decades of logging and development in the area.

Skokomish Tribe/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Common Ground

Common Ground tells the story of the restoration of Hunter's Hole, a portion of the Lower Colorado River near the US-Mexico border. Collaboration between Mexico, the United States, public safety, and environmental organizations enabled the project team to restore healthy native habitat to this degraded portion of the river.

Fred Phillips Consulting, LLC

Community Partners

One of a four-part series, this film follows students from Rachel Carson Middle School into the field where they plant trees, learn about riparian health and share their captivation with natural spaces. Throughout the Tualatin River Watershed, organizations and volunteers of all ages are working together to improve the environment and inspire the next generation of watershed stewards. To view the other films in the series, please visit

Clean Water Services

Direct Seeding – Protecting Water Quality on the Palouse

This film features large tract farmers in the Palouse Region of Eastern Washington talking about the value of and necessity for no-till and direct seeding of crops. They discuss producing better yields while improving and protecting soil and water resources.

Spokane Conservation District and Palouse Rock Lake Conservation District

Farming for Wildlife

Balancing the needs of agriculture and threatened wildlife is a complex issue in many rural communities. Learn about a project in northwest Washington where the community has found that common ground does exist between agriculture and conservation. This project demonstrates how temprarily flooding fields can provide habitat for migratory shorebirds and improve soil health for farming.

The Nature Conservancy

Morse Creek Restoration

The 2010 Morse Creek Project restored 1700 feet of channel and 9.3 acres of floodplain as it existed in the 1930's prior to the installation of the dike that channelized the river. North Olympic Salmon Coalition has been monitoring the project to observe changes and ensure that the project has restored fish habitat.

North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Partners of Fish and Wildlife: John Day Focus Area

The US Fish and Wildlife Service wanted to produce a video to share with landowners the restoration projects taking place by other ranchers and farmers in the John Day area.

Wahoo Films and US Fish and Wildlife Service

Revitalizing Rearing Habitat: The PS3 Side Channel Project

Gold dredging re-shaped the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho and affected fish populations. New side channel habitat will attract juvenile Chinook salmon to the area. The PS3 Side Channel Project is the successful result of a team of private landowners, engineers, and natural resource agencies.

Trout Unlimited

Stearns Dam Removal -- 100 Year History and Removal

This video provides insight into the removal of Stearns Dam from the Crooked River.  The Crooked River Watershed Council led a collaborative, multi-stakeholder process to remove Stearns Dam in 2013, opening up 12 miles of the Crooked River to Chinook salmon and Middle Columbia steelhead.

Crooked River Watershed Council

The River's Will

Along the Grays River in Washington's Wahkiakum County, Columbia Land Trust is trying to do what seems an impossible task: Grow the Sitka spruce swamps of the future.

Columbia Land Trust

Willamette Futures: Bull Trout Clackamas


Willamette Futures: Water & Wood

Willamette Futures is a look at an unprecedented effort to restore the rivers and watersheds of Oregon's largest river system. Like most big rivers, the Willamette has big problems that are far from solved, but it also has some of the most creative watershed restoration forces the world has ever seen.

Freshwaters Illustrated


The deadline for submissions has passed.  Thank you to all who submitted, we received over five hours of high-quality film, but unfortunately had to select just two hours of film for this event.

We plan to hold this event again in the future. If you were not able to submit a film this year we encourage you to submit for a future event.


RRNW is seeking sponsorships for this event in order to offset facility and logistics costs.  If either you or your company is interested in sponsoring please contact us at