Nature Matters – Stuart Udall: The Politics of Beauty Documentary Screening

Columbia Land Trust is excited to cosponsor a series of free screenings of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty in Vancouver, WA and Astoria, OR. The film tells the story of Stewart Udall, a congressman from Arizona and former Secretary of Interior whose legacy is defined by his contributions to environmental conservation and social justice in the 1960sUdall was key in the passing of many landmark pieces of legislation such as the Wild and Scenic River Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Wilderness Act of 1964, and was responsible for the addition of a massive amount of public lands including national parks, historic monuments, recreational areas, and wildlife refuges. As a civil rights advocate, Udall used his platform to advocate for racial integration on public lands. After leaving public office, he went on to advocate for communities in Nevada affected by nuclear weapons testing and for Navajo workers impacted by uranium mining. 

Nature Matters is a lively conversation held on the fourth Thursday of each month, October through May. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House. On January 25th, there will be a screening of Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty, a documentary about the life and conservation legacy of Stewart Udall. Presenting cosponsors Columbia Land Trust and Confluence, will join and facilitate a Q&A after the film with consulting producer Laurence Cotton.

Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover.

The Thursday Lecture Series is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023/2024 Partners –

1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map