Common Ground

Several ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide in Montana have been faced with a difficult decision. Over 400,000 acres of public land in their backyard is currently unprotected and faces the threat of development. Common Ground is a short documentary that examines what happens when a community is faced with the idea of proposing more wilderness area while protecting heritage, tradition and their way of life.

Common Ground highlights the inspiring work of one of our grantees, the Montana Wilderness Association. After making its debut at the 2014 Mountain Film Festival, Common Ground is now available for everyone to enjoy.

Over the past 8 years, The Conservation Alliance and its outdoor industry member companies have contributed over $260,000 to Montana Wilderness Association’s efforts to permanently protect the Rocky Mountain Front through a combination of designated wilderness, backcountry recreation areas and Conservation Management Areas.

After years of collaboration between ranchers, sportsmen, conservationists, outfitters, hikers and mountain bikers, the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act represents a plan to keep the Front the way it is today; preserving a way of life that has gone on for generations and protecting it for generations to come.

Thank you to all of our member company sponsors who helped make this film possible; CLIF BarHorny Toad Clothing and Osprey Packs.

This film was directed and produced by Alexandria Bombach of RED REEL.