H-2A Sheep Herder Program
Shepherds of the Western Range
Open range sheep herding is a proud and historic part of our western ranching heritage. H-2A sheep herders are center stage in this rugged and sometimes remote lifestyle. Shepherds of the Western Range takes an in-depth look at the working conditions of the H-2A sheep herders. It provides a unique opportunity to learn about sheep herding on the open range.
You can view the individual chapters of Shepherds of the Western Range by selecting a chapter from the list below.
You can also watch the chapters on YouTube.com by searching for "Colorado sheep herders."
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: What is the purpose of this documentary?
Chapter 3: History of sheep herding in Colorado
Chapter 4: What is an H-2A sheep herder?
Chapter 5: Why do foreign workers want to be shepherds in the United States?
Chapter 6: The process of becoming an H-2A sheep herder?
Chapter 7: How does a herder get to the United States?
Chapter 8: Exploitation by Special Interest Groups: The Vulnerability of the Sheep Herder
Chapter 9: Working Conditions: Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 10: Housing
Chapter 11: Meals
Chapter 12: Wages
Chapter 13: Vacations for Herders
Chapter 14: Access to Town
Chapter 15: Communication
Chapter 16: Is Sheep Herding Dangerous?
Chapter 17: Visitors at Sheep Camp
Chapter 18: Conflict Resolution
Chapter 19: Final Thoughts
Chapter 20: Credits