Recent News & Press Coverage
The community of Grand Lake Stream in downeast Maine is accomplishing something incredible: preserving 350,000 acres surrounding their unique and irreplaceable lake. A LightHawk flight provided aerial footage for this video about Downeast Lakes Land Trust to show how it's all interconnected.
Open Space Institute's Jeff Simms talks about why flights are such a boon to land conservation in this blog post.
Press release: Injured Howler Monkey Airlifted to Rehabilitation Centre in Belize. LightHawk Provides Emergency “Flight for Life” for Endangered Primate
Press release: First harpy eagle nest discovered in Honduras. LightHawk enabled Panthera to survey the surrounding area to protect it.
Premiering at the 2013 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, "A Changing Delta" is a wonderful film by our friends at Marine Ventures Foundation. We are proud to partner with MVF, Sonoran Institute and Pro Natura on this film, and in helping restore the Colorado River Delta.
This photo journey from our partner Resource Media highlights California's recently established marine protected areas.
Watch a preview of Nebraska PBS feature, Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild with Michael Forsberg. LightHawk is prominently featured at minute 3:37. Another trailer can be found here.
Explore Idaho's Henrys Fork in "Watershed: A River and its People" featuring LightHawk aerials.
Volunteer pilot and LightHawk Executive Director Rudy Engholm talks about why flying in circles over the Maine North Woods led to some landmark conservation victories. Read the story here.
How can flights help Costa Ricans protecting their watershed? Ride along with Nectandra Institute to see how they leveraged their LightHawk mission. (English subtitles)
Aerials from a LightHawk flight reveal a diverse landscape in Elkhorn Slough on Monterey Bay, California in this Ocean Frontiers video clip. (Aerials begin at 4:30)
Go on a flight over California's North Coast with VP Kitty Houghton for marine protected areas.
Learn about high-flying black-footed ferrets, an endangered species who flew with VP Michael Baum (CA) from Wyoming to Wisconsin.
Go along with volunteer pilot Jo Duffy as she flies Santa Barbara's Channelkeeper on an aerial monitoring mission.
See VP Chris Boyer (MT) during his donated flight for This American Land starting at 19:47.
National Geographic features aerial photographs made by Michael Melford of Idaho's Owyhee River Wilderness.
Hear the story of how flights are helping to restore the parched Colorado River Delta on KAWC Yuma Public Radio. (LightHawk is covered at minute 6 of the 12 minute piece.) Listen here.
LightHawk gets the cover of General Aviation News
Read about volunteer pilot David Miller's falcon flight in Twin & Turbine. His story starts on page 21.
Arizona TV covers LightHawk flying wolves
Aerials from a LightHawk donated flight appear in stories about the Great Bear Rainforest and Kermode "Spirit" Bear in the August 2011 National Geographic. For more photos by Paul Nicklen, including LightHawk aerials, visit the National Geographic online gallery.Listen in on a flight over the Adirondacks with volunteer pilot Bob Keller and North Country Public Radio. Ride along on their adventure here.
Arizona Public Media covers LightHawk "River Pilots"
Flying for Good profiles LightHawk
Santa Barbara KEYT News covers history in the making for California's Marine Protected Areas.
LightHawk aerials inform "A Simple Solution" a Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's video exploring the role of parks and protected areas in our lives.
Public Radio Service covers how flying for California Marine Protected Areas provides a unique view of what's under the waves.
ABC News Nightline explores the Great Bear Rainforest where LightHawk donated flights to gain landmark protections.
LightHawk provided flights to gain aerial footage for the short film Gasland - the Sundance 2010 Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature.
Watch the International League of Conservation Photographers in action capturing iconic images of the Flathead River Valley in Southeastern British Columbia
National Geographic's Wild Chronicles February 2009:
LightHawk supports pronghorn migration project
What does oil & gas drilling look like from the air?
Go along with LightHawk over Jonah Field, Wyoming
Up In Smoke - Guatemala's national newspaper, Prensa Libre rides with LightHawk over illegally burnt forests cleared for grazing and marijuana production
Plane & Pilot Magazine story on LightHawk: The Truth From Above, Making a Big Difference with Little Airplanes, April 2008
Volunteer Pilot, Merry Schroeder online feature pe.com, The Press-Enterprise, February 2008
A familyís generosity helps continue their sonís legacy and further conservation efforts in Costa Rica.
LightHawk Flies for PBS Documentary
In June 2006, volunteer pilot Doug Monger flew a filmmaker over the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River area in Montana for a short documentary called Against the Current. Metamorph Films and Trout Unlimited collaborated to produce this 18 minute film that explores dewatering in the West, while pointing to realistic solutions available to anglers and ranchers alike.Against the Current is projected to air on PBS and will be shown at film festivals and Trout Unlimited meetings, potentially reaching thousands of people. You can view the film on the Metamorph website.
LightHawk is Carbon Neutral!
National Geographic News
LightHawk featured on the front page of NationalGeographic.com May 19, 2006
The Wilderness Society
“LightHawk Provides Incredible Resource to Wilderness Groups”
Many wilderness and conservation groups have taken advantage of LightHawk's unique service to advance their campaigns in recent years. Read about just a few examples of the success stories that partnerships with LightHawk have created. LightHawk thanks partner organization The Wilderness Society for posting this article!
Former LightHawk Executive Director, Rick Durden, was interviewed by Grist- the online magazine for environmental news and commentary. Read the entire article here.