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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 2x50 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

California Forever is a two-part series that tells the history and legacy of California’s magnificent state parks, from Yosemite in 1864 to the present day. It is also the story of how the ‘park idea’ first started in California and led to the creation of the national park system. Together, the two one-hour episodes illustrate the importance of California’s state parks for preserving the state’s history, culture, and environment, as well as for public enjoyment. Many of the state’s parks, now national icons, are facing a variety of challenges today.
 “Highly recommended. California Forever charts the movement to create state parks in California, which was an uphill battle for years due to many competing interests—squatters, farmers, timber companies—who tried to exploit these public lands for private purposes.”
– Video Librarian

“Beautifully shot…Begins by exploring the contributions of John Muir and Frederick Law Olmsted, both of whom recognized the need for maintaining natural lands and fighting industrialists eager to chop down forests for wood." – Booklist


Best Educational Program, International Wildlife Film Festival
Best Documentary, Yosemite Film Festival
Merit Award for Historical Perspective, Montana CINE in Missoula, MT
Excellence in Feature Documentary, Accolades Film and Video Awards

Official Selection:
Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Series Titles Clip Producer
California Forever - Ep 1 - The History of California State Parks (1/2) Video Project
California Forever - Ep 2 - Parks for the Future (2/2) Video Project

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