Film captures fragile beauty of Yellowstone River

Trailer for "Where the Yellowstone Goes"

"Where the Yellowstone Goes" is a feature film released last year that documents a 30-day adventure down the Yellowstone River, the longest free flowing river in the continental U.S. The two-boat trek began at the gateway to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner in Montana and ventured all the way to the Missouri River at historic Fort Buford in North Dakota.

Led by a fly fishing guide, the journey intersects with many who live near this waterway, capturing stories of its history, current issues and uncertain future. Along the way, the crew passes through the clean up efforts of the 2011 Exxon Mobil oil spill.

To find out about a showing at a theatre near you, check out the film's screening dates.

“This is a story about life on one of our greatest, most-preserved rivers,"  said director Hunter Weeks. "It explores some serious conservation issues along with great fishing, but ultimately is about each of our lives and the impact we make while we’re here.”

As the film shows, rivers are conduits - between communities and wild lands, between the past and the future.

The Yellowstone River eventually flows into the Missouri River and through the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, a wild place that The Wilderness Society worked to help protect.

Our work with watershed restoration is rooted in an awareness that we all rely on water not only for the health of wild lands but for the wellbeing of the communities we live in.

View a map of the Yellowstone River below: (click for a larger view, courtesy of wikimedia commons)

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