Alex Warren and Greg Yankee our in studio guests to talk about the film Losing the West. Alex Warren is the film's director and Greg is the policy and legislative director at Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. They had a screening at the Denver Film Society. Losing the West is a documentary on small ranching and farming, exemplified by the story of a lifelong Colorado cowboy. Howard Linscott IS the original Marlboro Man, a gruff, chain-smoking 70-year-old who’s been ranching all his life. With sweeping shots of the Colorado Rockies, the film explores whether cherished Western traditions and this fiercely independent lifestyle can survive as they collide with inevitable population growth in the West and its dwindling natural resources. Interviews include Dr. Patricia Limerick of the Center of the American West, Senator Michael Bennett, Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople, one of California’s preeminent environmental non profit organizations, members of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, as well as the family, friends and co-workers of Howard Linscott.
Listen to David's Inbterview with Alex and Greg Losing the West Interview