/ World Premiere of Documentary Film, Southern Range: Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains

World Premiere of Documentary Film, Southern Range: Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains

May 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

World premiere screening followed by a moderated Q&A discussion for the documentary,

Southern Range:
Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Thursday, May 19, 2022

6 – 7:30 PM PDT

The Seymour Center and the Fisheries Collaborative Program at UC Santa Cruz have produced a film with salmon documentarian, Kyle Baker, about salmon in Santa Cruz County. This film will explore the connections our community has with salmon and the impact of the CZU fires on this endangered population. Please join us for this special Salmon Week event!


Join us in person

In-person film screening is FREE with a suggested donation or membership. Only 50 in-person tickets are available. Tickets are first-come, first-served. No advanced reservations.

  • Tickets are available at the admissions counter at 5:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 5:45 PM.
  • Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating. No advanced reservations.

Join us virtually

Online webinar is FREE with a suggested donation or membership.

Register here for online webinar


Premiere Discussion Speakers

Introductory Remarks

Steve Lindley, Ph.D.

Steve Lindley is the director of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Santa Cruz Laboratory, which provides scientific information to support the conservation, recovery, and sustainable use of salmon and their habitats in California and southern Oregon. Steve’s research has focused on Chinook salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and their habitats, ranging from mountain streams to the subarctic Pacific Ocean. He has a Ph.D. in oceanography from Duke University and a BA in aquatic biology from UC Santa Barbara.


Lisa Lurie

Lisa Lurie is the Executive Director of the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCD). The RCD is a special district (a form of local government) which serves as a hub for conservation, connecting people with the technical, financial, and educational assistance they need to conserve and manage natural resources. The RCD’s program areas focus on watershed restoration and management, stewardship in agriculture, and regional collaboration. Lisa began her role as Executive Director in 2018 after five years with the RCD during which time she played a key leadership role in developing many of the RCD’s core programs and innovative projects related to stewardship in agriculture. Lisa believes passionately in the mission of the RCD and working collaboratively to find common ground solutions to difficult challenges. She is motivated by the spirit of community and the strength of relationships that are built through the act of caring for natural resources. Prior to joining the RCD, Lisa managed agricultural water quality partnerships and programs for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Lisa has degrees in biology and environmental studies from the University of Washington and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University. Having worked on watershed management projects with communities in the Pacific Northwest, the Ecuadorian Andes, and coastal North Carolina, Lisa feels fortunate to have set down roots in her adopted home of Santa Cruz.


Eric Palkovacs, Ph.D.

Eric Palkovacs is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Director of Research Initiatives in the Institute of Marine Sciences, and Director of the Fisheries Collaborative Program. Eric’s research focuses on the ecology of freshwater and coastal ecosystems and applications to conservation and fisheries management. Eric is the UCSC Lead Principal Investigator of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS), core faculty member in the Coastal Science and Policy Graduate Program, and faculty mentor for the American Fisheries Society Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Area Student Subunit.


Kyle Baker (Filmmaker)

Kyle Baker is a documentary filmmaker and audio producer whose work often explores the intersections of music, labor, and the more-than-human world. Academically trained in ethnomusicology, Kyle received his MFA in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2020. His work has shown at the IDFA, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival, Smithsonian Mother Tongue Film Festival, and at various community screenings throughout the country.

Moderator and Closing Remarks

Jonathan Hicken

Academic turned tech entrepreneur turned community spacemaker, Jonathan is the Executive Director of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. He believes that creating a welcoming, vibrant, inclusive gathering space where community members can engage with each other about climate change on an approachable level is paramount to finding creative solutions that help us adjust to a new normal.
Before his arrival at Seymour Center, Jonathan raised $7+ million in philanthropic support for arts & culture, the environment, outdoor recreation, housing & homelessness, and local journalism right here in Santa Cruz County. Notably, Jonathan led fundraising and marketing at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History during the construction, launch, and growth of Abbott Square.