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5 Aug

The River Restored

Author: Travis
As part of Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout,  I recently spent two weeks in Colorado profiling Shannon Skelton. Shannon is the President and CEO of CFI Global Fisheries Management, a comprehensive fisheries management company based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. CFI specializes in stream restoration and does a lot of spring creek enhancement and restoration.  Shannon and CFI were breaking ground on spring creek restoration project outside of Gunnison. They invited me along to see how the project starts and next year I'll go back and see how the project has developed. The idea is to witness first hand the difference the restoration efforts have made to the fishery. While in Colorado, CFI contracted my company Cinema Digital Productions to produce a short corporate film for them and show what CFI is all about. We were fortunate enough to shoot on Ryan Wood's Sweetwood Ranch and Jerry Allen's Fish On Ranch as well as the Round Mountain Ranch with Brian Smith from Hall and Hall Partners. There are a few shots of the spring creek project from outside of Gunnison, however the majority of that footage will be featured in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout.  These small corporate films are how I fund my larger Spring Creek documentary.  Sponsors help but they don't provide ANY cash and trust me you need a shitload of cake  to fund a 3 to 4 year film project like Spring Creek. I've been holding out on KICKSTARTER and will continue to try and do so for as long as I can. Thanks again to every one involved.  More Later T>

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