menu-home menu-films menu-people menu-oral-history menu-education menu-events menu-about
Corner Image
WildFilmHistory logo
WildFilmHistory » Home » Films » The World About Us (1967 - 1987): Steens Mountain: A Wildlife Western

The World About Us (1967 - 1987): Steens Mountain: A Wildlife Western  (1972)

Barry Paine and Ron Eastman filming for

In 1872 a Californian cattle king, Pete French, first saw the valley of the Donner und Blitzen river in what has now become the State of Oregon.  He wanted it, and he took it, He made it the first cattle ranch in the West... and he died by a rival's bullet.  Since 1935 the ranch has been part of Malheur National Wildlife refuge and includes one of the largest freshwater marshes in America.  It is run to the mutual advantage of cattle and the thousands of birds that twice a year travel the Pacific Flyway.  But without Steens Mountain, the real hero of this film, the valley in a desert could not exist.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
Woodlands
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Email: motiongallery.uk@bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com

Film credits

Photography: Ronald Eastman
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Stills
Ron Eastman films a woodsman for
Ron Eastman films a woodsman for "Steens...
Barry Paine and Ron Eastman filming for
Barry Paine and Ron Eastman filming for "Steens...
Ron Eastman filming on Steens Mountain
Ron Eastman filming on Steens Mountain
Ron Eastman filming cowboys for
Ron Eastman filming cowboys for "Steens Mountain"
Ron Eastman filming a newspaper article for
Ron Eastman filming a newspaper article for...
Ron Eastman with film camera on Steens Mountain
Ron Eastman with film camera on Steens Mountain
Filming dredging for
Filming dredging for "Steens Mountain: A...