Aerial view of East Vail Pass Crossing

Join Us For An Evening of Conservation and Connection with Ben Goldfarb

Summit County Safe Passages (SCSP) is thrilled to extend an invitation to the media and our community for an upcoming event that promises to be both inspiring and educational. On Thursday, December 7, we are proud to host renowned author and conservation journalist Ben Goldfarb for an evening dedicated to conservation and connection. This special occasion will feature a captivating discussion with Goldfarb, whose advocacy for animal protection from road-related dangers has earned him acclaim. Alongside the discussion, we will also screen “Deer 139,” a compelling documentary on deer migration.

Goldfarb’s recent book, “Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet,” has garnered widespread recognition for its commitment to wildlife preservation. We are excited to host him in Summit County, Colorado, and delve into the crucial topics of conservation and wildlife coexistence.

Light refreshments will be provided before the film showing. 

Event Details

When: Thursday, December 7 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST

Where: Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge, 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

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Headshot of Ben Goldfarb

About Ben Goldfarb

Ben Goldfarb is a dedicated independent conservation journalist and the accomplished author of “Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter,” which received the prestigious 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His latest work, “Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping The Future of Our Planet,” is now available from W.W. Norton & Company and has received essential support from grants provided by the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Whiting Foundation.

About "Deer 139"

In this gripping adventure documentary, follow the incredible journey of deer 139 and dedicated University of Wyoming researcher Samantha Dwinnell. With five years of fieldwork experience, Sam’s tracking of mule deer migration highlights their critical link to their environment, particularly their high-elevation summer routes. The film follows Sam and an all-women team on an 85-mile trek through Wyoming’s rugged wilderness, unveiling long-distance migration mysteries and the resilience of mule deer. This documentary aims to raise awareness for wildlife conservation and intact landscapes.

Your Help is Needed

Whether you’re experiencing Summit County as a local or a visitor, it’s important to understand the places we go and how we impact them. With that knowledge we can take action to do our part as individuals by advocating for the organizations and initiatives that protect the natural landscapes and wildlife that draw us here in the first place.