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Picture this: Fielder in Ft. Collins to promote new book, land conservation

Legacy Land Trust

John FielderEagle Rock Ranch

Tucked into every corner of the Colorado landscape are places where legends still live. The ranches of the West, and the ranchers who run them, embody what is true about America, and what Americans want to be true: self sufficiency, determination, independence, competence, fearlessness, and an abiding reverence for the land that has blessed us with abundance and opportunity.

In 2007 and 2008 John Fielder traveled to photograph 50 of Colorado’s most beautiful multi-generational working cattle ranches, most already protected from development. The resulting book “Ranches of Colorado” will play a part in the protection of other ranches. The project is a partnership of Fielder, Colorado’s preeiminent outdoor photographer, and the Colorado land trust community including Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Colorado Open Lands, and the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. These organizations earn royalties from each copy of the book sold.

John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist. In 1981 he founded Westcliffe Publishers, one of the nation’s largest publishers of nature books and calendars. A former department store executive who turned an avocation into a career, he is the photographer of 39 exhibit format books, guidebooks, and children’s books, most about his home state of Colorado.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

His latest book is “Ranches of Colorado.” His repeat photography book “Colorado 1870-2000” is still Colorado’s all time best selling title with over 170,000 copies in print. His gallery John Fielder’s Colorado has locations in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and in Breckenridge. John teaches photography workshops to aspiring photographers. For information about these, and to see John’s schedule of slide shows and book signings, please visit http://www.JohnFielder.com.

John Fielder will be presenting his latest project and book, “Ranches of Colorado,” at 6 p.m. Friday, November 20, in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus. A portion of proceeds from the event will support the work of the Legacy Land Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization in Northern Colorado.

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“Ranches of Colorado” is a collaboration between Fielder, Colorado Open Lands, and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust to feature the landscapes of 50 working ranches across Colorado. In addition to capturing the beauty and rustic western heritage of these ranches, the book also asserts the need to protect these important and dwindling pieces of Colorado’s history. Fielder will highlight his book in a multimedia presentation.

The alliance between Fielder’s project and Legacy Land Trust is a natural fit. Since 1993, Legacy Land Trust (www.LegacyLandTrust.org) has been protecting ranch and farm lands, scenic and natural areas and wildlife habitat in Larimer, Jackson and Weld counties.

“LLT is so appreciative of John’s passion for preserving Colorado; his incredible, world-renowned photographs have captivated millions. We’re thrilled he’s taking this love for the land as step further and is making it possible for area residents to help preserve precious places in their community, ” said Ryan Boggs, LLT executive director.

One of the ranches featured in the book Legacy Land Trust has helped protect is the Eagle Rock Ranch in the Chalk Bluffs area of Weld County.

John Fielder is one of Colorado’s most famous and well-respected nature photographers and has produced dozens of books, calendars and other media, including Colorado 1870-2000, A Colorado Winter, Colorado’s Canyon Country, and more.

Suggested donations for admission are $7.50 and $5.00 for CSU students with ID, but all contributions are welcome. Fielder will be signing copies of Ranches of Colorado along with past works during the event, which is sponsored by Larimer County Open Lands, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas, Center for Collaborative Conservation.

Tucked into every corner of the Colorado landscape are places where legends still live. The ranches of the West, and the ranchers who run them, embody what is true about America, and what Americans want to be true: self sufficiency, determination, independence, competence, fearlessness, and an abiding reverence for the land that has blessed us with abundance and opportunity.

In 2007 and 2008 John Fielder traveled to photograph 50 of Colorado’s most beautiful multi-generational working cattle ranches, most already protected from development. The resulting book “Ranches of Colorado” will play a part in the protection of other ranches. The project is a partnership of Fielder, Colorado’s preeiminent outdoor photographer, and the Colorado land trust community including Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Colorado Open Lands, and the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. These organizations earn royalties from each copy of the book sold.

John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist. In 1981 he founded Westcliffe Publishers, one of the nation’s largest publishers of nature books and calendars. A former department store executive who turned an avocation into a career, he is the photographer of 39 exhibit format books, guidebooks, and children’s books, most about his home state of Colorado.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

His latest book is “Ranches of Colorado.” His repeat photography book “Colorado 1870-2000” is still Colorado’s all time best selling title with over 170,000 copies in print. His gallery John Fielder’s Colorado has locations in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and in Breckenridge. John teaches photography workshops to aspiring photographers. For information about these, and to see John’s schedule of slide shows and book signings, please visit http://www.JohnFielder.com.

John Fielder will be presenting his latest project and book, “Ranches of Colorado,” at 6 p.m. Friday, November 20, in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus. A portion of proceeds from the event will support the work of the Legacy Land Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization in Northern Colorado.

“Ranches of Colorado” is a collaboration between Fielder, Colorado Open Lands, and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust to feature the landscapes of 50 working ranches across Colorado. In addition to capturing the beauty and rustic western heritage of these ranches, the book also asserts the need to protect these important and dwindling pieces of Colorado’s history. Fielder will highlight his book in a multimedia presentation.

The alliance between Fielder’s project and Legacy Land Trust is a natural fit. Since 1993, Legacy Land Trust (www.LegacyLandTrust.org) has been protecting ranch and farm lands, scenic and natural areas and wildlife habitat in Larimer, Jackson and Weld counties.

“LLT is so appreciative of John’s passion for preserving Colorado; his incredible, world-renowned photographs have captivated millions. We’re thrilled he’s taking this love for the land as step further and is making it possible for area residents to help preserve precious places in their community, ” said Ryan Boggs, LLT executive director.

One of the ranches featured in the book Legacy Land Trust has helped protect is the Eagle Rock Ranch in the Chalk Bluffs area of Weld County.

John Fielder is one of Colorado’s most famous and well-respected nature photographers and has produced dozens of books, calendars and other media, including Colorado 1870-2000, A Colorado Winter, Colorado’s Canyon Country, and more.

Suggested donations for admission are $7.50 and $5.00 for CSU students with ID, but all contributions are welcome. Fielder will be signing copies of Ranches of Colorado along with past works during the event, which is sponsored by Larimer County Open Lands, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas, Center for Collaborative Conservation.