In a beautiful new short film, Tomas Koeck takes you on a tour of what makes the boreal forest — and our own Sax-Zim bog — so special.

The National Audubon Society and the folks who work to protect the bog have joined to help produce Sentinels of the Boreal, a 10-minute documentary that points out how important boreal forests are in our bird conservation work.  You’ll recognize many of the characters — avian and human.

The boreal forest is the world’s largest piece of forested wilderness in the world, stretching from Maine to Alaska in the Americas and being a prominent biome in Europe and Asia. This forest is home to many different species of wildlife, including moose, warblers and even wolves. Yet few of these species can capture the mystic as one of the most elusive animals in the Americas, the great gray owl. Join Koeck as he takes you on a tour of what makes the boreal forest so special and why one should fight for the survival of this massive forest! Parts of this film were captured right here in Minnesota at Sax-Zim Bog!

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