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"Back from the Brink: Montana's Wildlife Legacy - Part 1" on MontanaPBS

May 17, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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MontanaPBS presents "Back from the Brink: Montana's Wildlife Legacy - Part 1" on June 6 at 7 p.m. and June 20 at 3 a.m.

This two-part documentary is about exploitation and depletion, need and greed, but is ultimately a story of restoration, renewal and rebirth of Montana's rich wildlife resource.

Part One chronicles the depletion of Montana's wildlife during the 1800s and features the beginning of Montana's conservation movement during the first half of the 20th Century. Developments include the establishment of game farms for planting birds, the advent of scientific wildlife management and the landmark federal Pittman-Robertson (P-R) Act.

Quality television has the power to elevate our understanding of the world, encourage respect for one another, and influence our lives in a positive way. MontanaPBS shares diverse stories; connects our citizens; discovers common ground; and celebrates the independent spirit and beauty of Montana.

MontanaPBS serves over 150 communities and can reach across the state via over-the-air signals, cable, DISH Network, DirecTV and online. MontanaPBS is comprised of KUSM-TV Bozeman and KUFM-TV Missoula, each a non-commercial educational licensee of Montana State University - Bozeman and The University of Montana - Missoula, respectively.

Aaron Pruitt at 406-994-5021 or aaron_pruitt@montanapbs.org