Cascade Crossroads is a 30-minute documentary film chronicling the amazing story unfolding on Interstate 90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade mountains, where the intersection of a vital east-west transportation corridor and a north-south wildlife corridor resulted in historic conservation, collaboration, and innovation that led to the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project under construction today.
Commissioned by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, the film aims to not only share this unique story but also inspire action in other landscapes facing similar challenges between wildlife and roads.
A private sneak preview event is being held for project sponsors and partners on January 9, 2018 at Central Cinema in Seattle with a public release the following day. Public screenings will be scheduled and posted here after the release.
The film features breathtaking landscape footage of Washington’s Central Cascades and interviews with public and private partners including: Mark Anderson (Anderson Hay), Dan Brewster (Summit at Snoqualmie), Representative Judy Clibborn (D, 41st District), Gene Duvernoy (Forterra), Mitch Freidman (Conservation Northwest), Patty Garvey-Darda (Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest), Randy Giles (WA Department of Transportation), Jon Hoekstra (Mountains to Sound Greenway), Senator Curtis King (R, 14th District), Mike Livingston (WA Department of Fish and Wildlife), Doug MacDonald (former Washington Secretary of Transportation), Charlie Raines (Sierra Club & I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition), Janet Ray (AAA of Washington), Peter Singleton (PNW Research Station – US Forest Service), Jen Watkins (Conservation Northwest & I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition), and Brian White (WA Department of Transportation).
This film was produced by Ted Grudowski with the support of Kris Browne and Sandy Asher.
Special thanks to our sponsors who made this film possible!
Leaving a Legacy Sponsors: Patagonia, Sierra Club, and Wilburforce Foundation
Creating Connections Sponsors: AAA of Washington, Tom & Sonya Campion, Conservation Northwest, Maryanne Tagney & David Jones, McDanel Land Foundation, Mountaineers Foundation, and Summit at Snoqualmie.
Breaking Ground Sponsors: Dave Atcheson, Atkinson Construction, Paul Balle, Jodi Broughton, Cascadia Partner Forum, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Forterra, Jed Marshall, Kittitas Audubon, Lighthawk, Mitch Friedman, Mountains to Sound Greenway, National Wildlife Federation, Seward Park Audubon Center, Sue and Bob Mecklenburg, and Washington Foundation for the Environment.
Thanks to the organizations and individuals who contributed video, photos and content to this trailer: Conservation Northwest, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Lighthawk, Chase Gunnell, John Marshall, Steve Gnam, Sean Frego.
Many organizations and individuals have made the story that is unfolding in the I-90 corridor of Washington State possible, and each deserve tremendous credit for their contributions.