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Published on May 3, 2012

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UPDATE 8/22/12

The woods are safe for now but administration still has not guaranteed its longterm protection. We need to keep the administration accountable for the longevity of this rare old growth forest. We need to continue to advocate for the permanent preservation of Stadium Woods in a conservation easement. As a land-grant institution this should be a no-brainer.


Visit the Stadium Woods website to learn more. http://www.savestadiumwoods.com/

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Hidden behind Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium is an 11 acre tract of forest known as 'Stadium Woods'. This woodland is a rare fragment of old growth forest that supports white oaks over 300 hundred years old. Stadium Woods is a living ecosystem and wildlife habitat that provides vital ecological functions, aesthetic and social benefits, and is a migration sanctuary for bird species from south and central America.
The Virginia Tech football program has proposed to clear a 3-5 acre portion of this old growth forest in order to build a 100,000 sq. ft., 90 ft. tall, $25 million, indoor practice field. We do not oppose the construction of this practice facility. However, we do believe that the proposed structure can be constructed elsewhere. The Friends of Stadium Woods are asking that you consider signing the petition below to help us save this one last remaining remnant of old growth forest.

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All interviewees are Virginia Tech students, professors, or Blacksburg residents.

Special thanks to Grazia for all the help.

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Filmed and edited by Christopher Risch using:
Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i, 28-135mm Ultrasonic Lens
GoPro Hero 2
Final Cut Pro X

Please contact me at chriscrisch@gmail.com for questions or if you are have ideas or contacts for future environmental film opportunities.

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