I am a filmmaker, and I recently returned from a wildlife film symposium in Denver. I met these great guys out there from an organization called Treefight (www.treefight.org
), which is dedicated to the fight against the white pine beetle. We started chatting, and we realized a great film could be made about the plight of all trees in North America. From what I understand, every North American tree species has a pest and is in terrible danger.
This is just a fledgling of an idea, so I just wanted to explore what the options might be. My questions for you are A) Do you think this is a good idea? B) Do you have any ideas for funding sources for this film aside from the conventional NSF-type grants? For example, a North American tree society or something. And C) Do you have any good ideas for me?
I'm looking forward to your input.
Also, hello Bob! I hope you're well!