Classic drama based on the novel by Paul Annixter. The film tells the story of Cam Calloway (Brian Keith), a New England preservationist and fur trapper. Along with his son, Cam dreams of buying a nearby lake to turn into a refuge for migrating geese. He finds, however, that making the dream come true requires much more money than he has, and even greater ingenuity in getting around the real estate developers. The situation turns violent when Cam and his son move into a cabin on the property, and an attempt is made on his life. Can Cam stop the development of this pristine area and carry out his lifelong wish to help the environment.