A Question About The First Draft

Question: When they say your first draft of a film script is bad, what do they mean, and how many drafts do you need until it is perfect? Answer: “They” who, exactly? A first draft is exactly that: bleeding out your idea onto the page to see if it’s worth its weight in pixels. Birthing […]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Awards $10.7M in Grants for Fisheries

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced 27 projects that will receive a total of $10.7 million in grants through the Fisheries Restoration Grant Project for fiscal year 2021. The projects are focused on the restoration, enhancement, and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds.

Forest Service Expands Fee-Free Every Kid Outdoors Program

The U.S. Forest Service has announced that it is expanding its very successful Every Kid Outdoors program to include fourth- and fifth-grade students, and offer the program through August 31, 2021. Originally, the Every Kid Outdoors program was offered to fourth-grade students and their families across the United States to allow them to recreate, explore […]

Free Access to National Forests and Grasslands for Veterans and Gold Star Families Through U.S. Forest Service

In a show of gratitude to the brave men and women who selflessly served our country in uniform, the United States Forest Service announced today that it will offer U.S. military veterans and Gold Star Families fee-free access to the national forests and grasslands that they manage. “This country is deeply indebted to the dedicated […]

Congratulations to Cicely Muldoon, Yosemite National Park’s new Superintendent

Effective November 8, 2020 the National Park Service has moved Cicely Muldoon from acting Superintendent – a position she has held since January, 2020 – to permanent Superintendent of Yosemite National Park. “Cicely is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding and compassionate leaders across the National Park Service. I’m thrilled to have someone […]