62 Years

62 Years

About this project

The last time Ken Brower traveled down the Yampa River was in 1952 with his father, David Brower. This was the year his father became the first executive director of the Sierra Club and joined the fight against a pair of proposed dams that would inundate the Yampa & Green Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument.  This fight marked the first time that citizen action overturned a large government project and many say it was the birthplace of modern day environmentalism.

62 Years later Ken revisited the Yampa River to reflect on his father’s work, their 1952 river trip, and how we will address the looming water crisis in the American West.


Client:  American Rivers, O.A.R.S.
Campaign:  62 Years
Project URL:  http://62yearsfilm.com