NCTC Helps Host American Conservation Film Festival

Filmmaker Doug Canfield // Photo Credit: Brian Forbes Powell

Come see the some of the most adventurous conservation films of the year in a beautiful environmental setting at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) during the 11th annual American Conservation Film Festival held October 31 through November 3, 2013. The festival includes over 50 films, numerous filmmakers, panels, and other events. The locations for the film festival include NCTC, Shepherd University, and the Shepherdstown Opera House. All films at NCTC on Saturday, November 2, are free. Films at Shepherd University are free to students.

NCTC filmmaker Doug Canfield will be presenting his 30-minute film, "The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan: Developing a Community" at NCTC on Saturday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m. Canfield’s film takes place in Pima County, Arizona, one of the most biologically diverse and fastest growing counties in the U.S. This story is about a diverse community that is working together to develop an ambitious Habitat Conservation Plan. Their difficult goal is to save the Sonoran Desert from poorly planned growth while maintaining a strong economy.

For a full schedule of the film festival, visit the website at:

 -- published --  October 29, 2013
 -- photo credit --  Brian Forbes Powell

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