Missoula International Airport

5225 Highway 10 West
Missoula, Montana 59808

Documentary - The World of K.D. Swan

On the Airport Terminal's upper level, travelers can view a 23-minute film (playing on a continuous loop) entitled : "The World of K.D. Swan: Early 20th Century Photographer and Conservationist."  Produced by Marcia Hogan and Libby Langston, the documentary explores the personal story and historical context of the Massachusetts-born USDA Forest Service photographer who helped change the way Americans view their national forests.

The award-winning documentary, shown on PBS, describes the establishment and early years of the national forests, which today comprise almost 200 million acres and contain the last remaining wildlands in the lower 48 states.  This story is told through the life and remarkable photographs of K.D. Swan. For 37 years, this forester-artist recorded the beauty and value of natural landscapes in Montana and surrounding states. 

A DVD of the film can be purchased in the Airport Gift Shop or by contacting Libby Langston, libbylan@bigsky.net, 1.406.721.0451.

Thank you to Best Buy Missoula, 2640 North Reserve, for their support in donating the video monitor.