HCCA to sponsor environmental ranching film at this year’s

Crested Butte Film Festival

Enjoy the story of Colorado’s own “eco-cowboy,” and his work to protect the land from encroaching development


CRESTED BUTTE – (September 23, 2014) – High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) enthusiastically announces our involvement in this weekend’s Crested Butte Film Festival! We are so pleased to sponsor the film, ‘Hanna Ranch,’ showing on Saturday, September 27th at 10 am at the Center for the Arts. The feature-length documentary will be shown in consort with the short, ‘Common Ground.’

According to the film’s website, ‘Hanna Ranch’ follows the life of visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Hanna 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,” he was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices. Hanna’s opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of Colorado. But when his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of mounting threats to the land, Hanna lost hope. Yet, Kirk’s legacy and fight live on as his family and friends. Learn more and watch the film’s trailer at www.hannaranchmovie.com.


In addition to HCCA sponsoring ‘Hanna Ranch,’ our Public Land’s Director, Alli Melton will sit on a panel following the screening of ‘Dear Governor Hickenlooper’ and ‘Backyard’ at 1 pm on Saturday, September 27th at the Majestic Theater. The panel will focus on Oil and Gas Development, and Alli will speak to the growth of this industry in the Upper Gunnison River Basin. (For more information on ‘Dear Governor Hickenlooper’ go Here.)

HCCA is proud to be part of the fourth-annual, homegrown, Crested Butte Film Festival. We encourage all community members to attend the films, and with individual tickets available for only $12 per film, it is easier than ever for locals to attend! Thanks to Festival Directors Jen and Michael Brody for allowing HCCA to be involved! Here’s to a beautiful fall and a wealth of films!

For further information visit www.CBFilmFest.org.