A River's Reckoning

Posted by Kelly Wakefield

Jan 17, 2018 3:57:08 PM

The story of a 5th generation ranching family working to sustain their agricultural legacy while bringing back a healthy Colorado River.

Ranch life is a hard life, especially when ranching in a closed mountain valley where the lowest mountain road to the outside world is over 10,000 feet in elevation. Short, cold seasons and harsh conditions challenge even the toughest lot. For the Bruchez family, ranching is literally in their blood. Working with the land to grow food and carry on a legacy of agriculture, this fifth generation Colorado ranching family has faced plenty of challenges, and is determined to carry on. But when the intense Colorado drought of 2000 – 2002 struck, stretching the Colorado River to its limit, the Bruchez family realized they needed to strike a new balance working with the river to keep their agricultural production sustainable.

Nite Ize is proud to support American Rivers and their work to bring this video documentary to life. Get a glimpse into the lifestyle, and tough choices, that confronted the Bruchez family in this critical moment for both them and the Colorado River in the short video – A River’s Reckoning.

 

This film was produced by American Rivers and Trout Unlimited, with support from Nite Ize and River Network.

 

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