Archive for July 11th, 2012
Ryan Wood is a former Dallas Cowboy and the co founder of Under Armour. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and his son Everett. Ryan is a client of CFI Global Fisheries Management. I spoke with him at length about a river restoration project CFI did for him on his Sweetwood Ranch. Sweetwood is located just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and features three miles of one of Colorado's classic freestone fisheries,the Elk River. The problem was a lack of habitat. Wood found that during the Elk's extreme flow changes, the trout in the ranch's stretch of river would migrate in search of holding water for survival. CFI did a complete overhaul on the Sweetwood Ranch's Elk River stretch"turning a good fishery into a great one". I always say that the thing about shooting this film and several other side projects I do is all about the people I meet. Ryan Wood is the perfect example, down to earth, genuine and gracious... but I think what impressed me most about Ryan is his sense of stewardship for the environment. He strongly believes that with ownership comes responsibility. Many thanks to Ryan for his time and of course for allowing us to enjoy his incredible Sweetwood Ranch. You will not taste a better steak then from Wood's Sweetwood Cattle Co. Thanks again, Ryan.