Shorts Program: Conservation Center Stage with Ben Masters & Charles Post


5000 Miles of Wild

Combining stunning scenery with insightful commentary on the state of river conservation from Senator Tom Udall, Theodore Roosevelt IV, American Rivers president Bob Irvin, Rio Grande waterkeeper Jen Pelz, river guide Austin Alvarado, and others, this is a powerful call to action for protecting our country’s remaining wild rivers for future generations.


Directed by Ben Masters

(USA, 2018, 8 min.)



Return of the Desert Bighorn

After the 1960s, when all native desert bighorn sheep were eliminated from Texas, conservationists began the long fight for their return. This film follows wildlife biologists as they capture, collar, and relocate desert bighorn to restore a healthy population in West Texas.


Directed by Ben Masters & Charles Post

(USA, 2018, 9 min.)



Horse Rich and Dirt Poor

This film follows ecologist Charles Post on a mission across the American West to better understand how wild horses and burros are affecting native wildlife and vegetation communities on our public lands.


Directed by Ben Masters & Charles Post

(USA, 2019, 15 min.)



Post-screening discussion feat. filmmakers Ben Masters and Charles Post, Garret Long (Wild Sheep Foundation), Froylan Hernandez (Film Subject, Return of the Desert Big Horn) & Mike Cox (Head of Nevada Fish & Wildlife).

Films showing as part of this event