The premier of the Colorado episode of America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on January 24, 2018.
This new PBS documentary series explores a cross section of timely issues, benefits, opportunities and innovations on America’s forests, both public and private. Featuring stories that demonstrate how vital forest habitats are to the well-being and economic health of communities across the country, the Colorado episode highlights benefits of our forests to our returning veterans, innovative uses of beetle-kill wood and the necessity of healthy forests for our water supply.
About our Film Host
Host Chuck Leavell is one of a kind. Often on tour with The Rolling Stones, he’s both acclaimed as a rock-and-roll piano player AND as a conservationist tree farmer. After studying forestry by correspondence and doing much of his homework while riding a tour bus with the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the mid ‘80s, Chuck and wife Rose Lane White Leavell turned her family’s plantation near Macon, GA., into what has become a textbook tree farm. Hugging one of his many trees, Chuck declares he’s fortunate to have three real passions in his life: “My family, my trees and my music.” He is also the co-founder of The Mother Nature Network, the world’s leading environmental website. Chuck is our on-camera guide travelling across the country to interview people who are passionate about the gifts we get from our woods.