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Free Film Screening Event in Bozeman

Join us for a FREE screening and panel discussion

The public is invited to an evening of inspiration and discussion about healthy forests and their impact on wildfires here in Bozeman and beyond.

  • Free screening of Good Fire, Bad Fire
  • Panel discussion with experts in forest management, ecology, and conservation
  • Reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Museum of the Rockies | 600 W Kagy Blvd Bozeman, MT 59717

Admission is free. Advance RSVP required.

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Step inside the race to restore America’s forests

PERC’s newest short film, Good Fire, Bad Fire, captures the breathtaking beauty of our nation’s forests and delves into the urgent crisis threatening their existence. The film explores healthy forest ecology and the history of forest management, from native Americans to Smokey Bear and beyond.

Through expert insights and stories from the front lines, it illustrates how the size and intensity of today’s wildfires are directly tied to the health of our forests—and how we manage them. With 80 million acres of forest and countless communities at risk, Good Fire, Bad Fire is a rallying cry to rapidly accelerate restoration efforts before it’s too late.

Healthy Forest Panel Participants

Brian Ferebee

U.S. Forest Service

Brian is the chief executive of intergovernmental relations for the U.S. Forest Service. He coordinates with state and local governments on implementing federal forestry policy. He began his career as a wildlife biologist for the Emmett Ranger District within the Boise National Forest and served as regional forester for the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region before taking on his current role.

Randy Newberg

Fresh Tracks & Hunt Talk

Randy is a hunter and advocate for public lands. He hosts the popular TV show Fresh Tracks and the long-standing Hunt Talk podcast.

Ed Roberson

Mountain & Prairie

Ed is a Colorado-based conservationist and creator of Mountain & Prairie, a popular podcast featuring long-form conversations with innovators on the American West.

Morgan Varner

Tall Timbers

Morgan is the director of fire research at Tall Timbers, a land trust and research organization dedicated to the study of fire ecology, prescribed fire, and land management. He holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida School of Natural Resources & Environment.

Hannah Downey
Hannah Downey


Hannah is the policy director at PERC, leading policy strategy and government affairs efforts to implement key policy reforms based on PERC’s groundbreaking research.

Corey Lewellen

U.S. Forest Service

Corey is the district ranger for the Bozeman Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service. He started his Forest Service career in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon as a fish technician, a fisheries biologist, an assistant aquatics program manager, and an Endangered Species Act consultation biologist. 

Brian Yablonski
Brian Yablonski


Brian is PERC’s chief executive officer. Brian also currently serves on the board of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and is a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club. He was previously chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

We look forward to seeing you!

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