The past three summers, I have led a film crew in the creation of documentaries exploring the story of this Montana community’s effort to protect the 88,000-acre Scotchman Peaks wilderness area. Because the Scotchman Peaks are so rugged, very few community members have actually witnessed the majesty of the wilderness just beyond their backyards. Therefore, one of the foremost goals of my first film, En Plein Air, was to assist FSPW in their community outreach efforts, ultimately gathering support in order to achieve congressional protection for the mountains. I interviewed over fifty community leaders, politicians, and conservation officials, and observed watercolor painters working to support the FSPW campaign to protect the mountains. My film, which has been viewed by over 1,200 community members, depicts artwork as a creative policy tool used to ignite interest among stakeholders. Understanding that public policy requires the building of broad community support, I intend for my second film, Grass//Routes, to deliver a powerful, communicable message of grassroots coalition building, and political cooperation across non-traditional lines (i.e. timber and conservation groups). I am therefore pursuing a Do Something Seed Grant to allow my team the resources with which to make our second film a reality.