Reel to Reel Film Series: Our Land in Transition: Hanna Ranch, Mar 18

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Part two of the Our Land in Transition mini-series, Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, he became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.

Featured in the book Fast Food Nation and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” Hanna was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards, and was president of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association. At one time, many saw him as a future governor of Colorado--and then his dream of harmony and sustainability was interrupted by the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land. (73 min)

Followed by a roundtable discussion on contemporary issues in ranchland stewardship and access with Greenhorns Director and Agrarian Trust Founder Severine von Tscharner Fleming, Morris Grassfed Beef’s Joe Morris, Paicines Ranch’s Kelly Mulville, and Local Futures Founder Helena Norberg-Hodge.