The Best Country: People Restoring Rivers

Ralf Meyer, Karen Anspacher-Meyer | 2010 | 35 min.

2011 Official Selection

Two longtime Wallowa Valley, Oregon ranching families tell their stories about taking dramatic steps to restore salmon and steelhead habitat on their land. A deep respect for the land, passed on from generations before them, and a strong desire to do right by the land and pass it on to their children in a way that increases their ability to “make it on the ranch,” drive the Nichols and McDaniel families to put the curves back in the Wallowa River and encourage the salmon and steelhead to come home.