Ranching in the New Normal

After 19 years of drought in the Colorado River basin, many experts are calling this prolonged drying out of the southwest by a new name: aridification. Drought implies there’s an end, but what if there’s not? Right now, people across Colorado and the Colorado River basin are working together to find water solutions to save the Colorado River and the livelihoods of those who depend on it.

This film, a collaborative project between Audubon Rockies and American Rivers, takes a peek into three Colorado ranches as they adapt to increasingly drier conditions, and the hope they have for their land and water legacy.

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