Screen and film reel.

The Pacific Southwest Region Audiovisual Program produces a variety of pieces such as video and audio podcasts and films such as The Greatest Good and Green Fire. The program is primarily focused on Ecological Restoration as a strategy of the Region.

Our Audiovisual Program includes the following:

  • Video production, post-production and distribution
  • Still photography
  • Audio production and distribution
  • Stock image management and archiving
  • Video production approvals
  • Technical Approvals
  • Media production consultation

Steve Dunsky and Ann Dunsky manage the Region 5 Audiovisual program, producing films and videos for the Forest Service for more than twenty years. Their award-winning work has been shown on television, such as PBS, in film festivals and at visitor centers. Assignments have taken them around the world.

For the 2005 Centennial of the Forest Service, Steve and Ann produced The Greatest Good. In 2011, they released Green Fire, the first documentary about the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold.


RESTORE: Video Podcast Series

Our video podcast series on Ecological Restoration, called "Restore," provides video podcasts highlighting people, projects, and the associated inroads and successes we are making in our restoration activities across the Region as we seek to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands. These projects will include the use of an "all-lands" approach with individuals who can help us get the work done; our local, state, federal, and tribal partners.

Forest Focus: Audio Podcast

Forest Focus is an audio program about the National Forests in California. Episodes focus on issues such as ecological restoration, fire, recreation, law enforcement, tribal relations and much more. The show features specialists that work for the U.S. Forest Service and guests who provide other points of view on Forest Service issues.