The Nature Makers

The Nature Makers

This feature is a portrait of passionate people and the extraordinary creatures they’re fighting to preserve. Wildlife conservationists go to extremes using technology and extensive human intervention to defend three threatened species. Stunningly photographed in the Grand Canyon and on the American prairie, the film charts an optimistic, path forward.

The film documents the lengths that determined biologists are going to, to preserve the magnificent Sandhill Crane migration on the Platte River in Nebraska. In the American West, the humpback chub, an important native fish, is being rescued from near extinction. In the Grand Canyon, Colorado and South Dakota, where prairie dogs numbers have been vastly reduced, their ecological importance is gaining recognition and attempts to maintain and gradually increase their numbers undertaken.

“three teams of determined conservationists go to extraordinary lengths to save three threatened species” Julie Howe, One Earth Film Festival

Awards and Nominations

Colorado Environmental Film Festival, USA, 2020, Best Feature, Winner


Scott Saunders



Film Details

2020, 70 min

Proudly supported by the Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward –

Caring for animals throughout our region and strengthening the animal-human relationship with a fresh look, a new home and a bright future.