Working lands and healthy rivers support us all.
The land and water support us now, but belong to the next generation of people and wildlife. The people who most understand this work Colorado’s land and water every day. Working land operations, like ranchers, survive by how they relate to land and water. These operations in turn provide vast open space for birds, wildlife, and enjoyment. The dry year of 2018 pushed working lands and rivers to the brink across Colorado and the Colorado River basin. Many Colorado ranches, ranching families, communities and wildlife that rely on healthy flowing rivers were tried as some rivers completely dried up. This film is a collaborative project between Audubon Rockies and American Rivers that tells the water-story of three Colorado ranches as they adapt to increasingly drier conditions, and the hope they have for their land and water legacy.