Library to screen documentary

Oct 8, 2017 From staff reports

A preview screening of Ferret Town, a new documentary following the revival of the endangered black-footed ferret, will be held on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lander library.

Black-footedferretswere presumed to be gone forever from the Great Plains, until a small population was discovered in 1981 near Meeteetse. Wyoming-based filmmakers unravel the complexity of endangered species management and rehabilitation, revealing the spirit of dedication involved in saving a species from extinction and returning it to the community and environment where they were rediscovered.

A panel of biologists, ranchers, and conservationists involved in the recovery of North America's most endangered mammal will discuss some of the behind-the-scenes recovery efforts that began with the 1981 rediscovery on a ranch near Meeteetse and continue through the reintroduction of black-footed ferrets in 2016.

"This is one of the greatest conservation stories in the United States and in Wyoming, which has played a key role both nationally and internationally in saving this species from extinction," said Virginia Moore, film director and producer.

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