1. Production team:
    Amanda Nguyen, Alexander Frias, Madeline Schofield, Andrew Han, and Sofia DiBenedetto

    There are 140 miles of unprotected coastline between the Channel Islands and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries. To win federal environmental protection for this coastline, Fred Collins and a team of professionals have worked to create a proposal for a Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Because the local fishing community has opposed the designation process, Fred Collins and other supporters are speaking out to address the concerns of that community and to explain the significance of the area they seek to protect.

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  2. Production team: : Aaron Huelsman, Brendan Mansfield, Darren Kaye, and Jacqueline Kane

    Many of the 27 currently active oilrigs that dot the California coast will likely be decommissioned in the next decade. What to do with them once they are no longer extracting oil? The obvious choice would be to remove these eyesores and restore the ocean bed to its natural state. But some scientists have conducted research suggesting that these rigs not only support a variety of ocean life but could produce even more life if left in place.

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  3. Production Team: Jack Hammang, Jin Ho Park, Amanda Correa, and Moises Kristich

    Anthony Prieto is a man at odds with his community. Other hunters continue to use lead bullets but Anthony promotes the use of environmentally friendly ammunition to save the California
    condor, which risks lead exposure with every meal. As part of condor territory conservation efforts, Anthony tries to convince his peers to make the switch to non-lead ammunition.

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  4. Production Team -Trevor Lestak, Brady Mears, Sara Battersby, Joseph Weston, and Beverly Vasquez.

    Guner Tautrim has lived his whole life on the pristine Gaviota Coast, watching as urban sprawl inches closer to his home. This last stretch of undeveloped Southern California coastline is one of the most biologically diverse yet threatened regions in the world. Environmentalists and the area’s landowners must struggle constantly against pressures to develop it. Working on his father’s ranch, Guner Tautrim has developed regenerative practices in tune with the needs of the local land and climate. But because his efforts go against blanket legislation on any exploitation of the environment, he must convince others that his methods represent the best way to conserve this vital region.

    Uploaded 9 Plays 0 Comments
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Blue Horizons

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This channel features videos produced by students in UC Santa Barbara's Blue Horizons Program for Environmental Media

This 9-week summer program brings together students interested in digital media production and environmental studies to learn about…


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This channel features videos produced by students in UC Santa Barbara's Blue Horizons Program for Environmental Media

This 9-week summer program brings together students interested in digital media production and environmental studies to learn about important issues of the global ocean from a local, California perspective. A coordinated series of interdisciplinary courses and related activities introduces students to scriptwriting; media portrayals of the environment; the biological, socio-economic, and political aspects of marine conservation; and the latest innovations in environmental filmmaking.

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