Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty - Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Columbia Land Trust
Catch one of three screenings of the award-winning documentary showing in Vancouver and Astoria!

Columbia Land Trust is excited to cosponsor a series of free screenings of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty in Vancouver, WA and Astoria, OR. The film tells the story of Stewart Udall, a congressman from Arizona and former Secretary of Interior whose legacy is defined by his contributions to environmental conservation and social justice in the 1960s. Udall was key in the passing of many landmark pieces of legislation such as the Wild and Scenic River Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Wilderness Act of 1964, and was responsible for the addition of a massive amount of public lands including national parks, historic monuments, recreational areas, and wildlife refuges. As a civil rights advocate, Udall used his platform to advocate for racial integration on public lands. After leaving public office, he went on to advocate for communities in Nevada affected by nuclear weapons testing and for Navajo workers impacted by uranium mining. 

Columbia Land Trust is partnering with Confluence to present three screenings of the film, each cosponsored by different local organizations! Each screening will also include a Q&A facilitated by the presenting sponsors in conversation with the filmmakers. 

See below for details on each screening: 

Update on 1/19/24: The 10am screening of Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty at Fort Vancouver Visitors Center on Saturday 1/20/24 is now cancelled due to icy road conditions. We are moving forward with the 1pm screening with hopes that ice on the roads will thaw. Guests registered for the 1pm screening are encouraged to monitor road conditions and join us!

Update on 1/10/24: Due to winter weather in the forecast, the screenings scheduled for January 13th at Fort Vancouver have been rescheduled for Saturday, January 20th. Note that both screenings will be held at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, with show times at 10:00am and 1:00pm. For questions, please contact

  • Date: Saturday, January 20th, 2024 
  • Times: 1pm – 3pm
  • Location Name: Fort Vancouver Visitor Center 
  • Location Address: 1501 East Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver 98661
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Visitor Center 
  • Registration: Registration is free for this event. Please RSVP through this link to confirm your attendance: (scroll down to the Upcoming Events section)
  • Summary: Friends of Fort Vancouver, Confluence and Columbia Land Trust are proud to present a screening of Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty, a film about the life and conservation legacy of Stewart Udall. This screening at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center will be followed by a Q&A moderated by the presenting sponsors, featuring director Jon de Graaf and consulting producer Laurence Cotton. 


  • Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2024 
  • Time: Doors at 6:00pm, program from 7:00 – 9:00pm 
  • Location: Fort George Brewery+ Public House in the Lovell Building 
  • Location Address: 1483 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103 
  • Parking: Street parking 
  • Registration: This event is free to the public and is open to all ages. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no registration required. 
  • Summary: Nature Matters is a lively conversation held on the fourth Thursday of each month, October through May. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House. On January 25th, there will be a screening of Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty, a documentary about the life and conservation legacy of Stewart Udall. Presenting cosponsors Columbia Land Trust and Confluence, will join and will facilitate Q&A after the film with consulting producer Laurence Cotton.