Emmy Award-winning filmmakers George Howe and Tim Jacobson of Sustainable Driftless and Rob Nelson of Untamed Science have teamed up again to produce a one hour feature-length film on the amazing origins, diversity, and resources of the Driftless Region. The creative team also includes Swedish filmmaker Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science, and six-time Emmy-winning wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig. The result is an extremely rare footage of natural phenomena in the Driftless Region in a way never seen before.
The one hour long movie will take you on a wild ride of adventure from the air, ground, water, and a secret underworld, as leading scientists, local guides, and area enthusiasts reveal their passion for, and knowledge of the Driftless Region. Travel back 500 million years to discover how this unique region was formed and has evolved over time. Explore the archaeology, paleontology, geology, and biology of this fascinating region which will take you to parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois to uncover ancient hidden mysteries, endangered Ice-Age throwbacks, and globally rare ecosystems. This is not a fishing DVD but you are sure to get a new appreciation for the Driftless Region by attending the meeting to watch the movie. Here is a link to the “Decoding the Driftless” trailer.
Steve Born will be attending the meeting and has graciously offered to answer questions after the movie about the Driftless Region and its geology. Steve is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Wisconsin. He is a geologist by training with multiple degrees from various universities, is passionate about fly fishing and is co-author of “Exploring Wisconsin Trout Streams” (UW Press). Steve’s comments on the Driftless Region after the movie are guaranteed to be both informative and entertaining.
The meeting is on Monday, May 20th which is one week earlier than normal due to the Memorial Day holiday and will be at the Maple Tree restaurant on Highway 51 in McFarland. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. with dinner and conversation at 6:00 p.m. Visitors and guests are always welcome.