Something magical in Franklin, West Virginia, is happening in the local streams! A native trout species pushed to the brink of extinction is making a remarkable comeback. Working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish & Wildlife, local farmers, ranchers, and the community are uniting behind this incredible restoration effort.
The short film “Little Stream, Big Magic” captures the beauty of West Virginia’s famous fly-fishing rivers in stunning detail and delivers a heartwarming story of people’s resilience and dedication to conservation. Produced by the award-winning film team Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. in cooperation with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW) and Trout Unlimited (TU), the film provides an important perspective to further engage with private landowners in the community on the benefits of restoring trout habitat. This beautiful and uplifting film shows audiences what’s possible for grassroots conservation nationally.