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‘The Greatest Good’ documents history of forests, Forest Service

In celebration of the centennial anniversary, the Forest Service will be showing a full-length documentary, “The Greatest Good,” on the history of the National Forests and the Forest Service on Tuesday at the Nevada Theater.

“This is an excellent movie,” says Tahoe National Forest supervisor Steve Eubanks, “and I believe anyone who loves the national forests or has been involved in projects and issues will find it fairly presented and most interesting.”

After the first of two showings, a panel composed of Nevada County residents and others will engage the audience in a discussion of the management of National Forests in the next 100 years.



Charles Osgood of CBS News narrates the movie, “The Greatest Good,” and the Skywalker Symphony, part of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, performs the original score. The movie chronicles the social, environmental and political history in connection to natural resource policies. It follows the history of the agency from its formation through current day, with the guiding principles of Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the Forest Service.

What: “The Greatest Good,” presented by the Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest; and panel discussion




When: Tuesday. Two showings: one at 1 p.m., after which, at 3:30, is a panel discussion titled “How should National Forests be managed for the greatest good in the next 100 years?” *

Second showing at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City

Admission: Free

Information: 265-4531; online at http://www.fs.fed.us/greatestgood

* The panel moderator is Steve Eubanks, Forest Supervisor, Tahoe National Forest. Panel members include Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; Doug Leisz, retired Forest Service Associate Chief; Lisa Wallace, Truckee River Watershed Coordinator; and Melissa Hallas, Forest Service Civil Engineer.


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