For more details about this event and other opportunities to meet John Fielder or even take a photo workshop with him on Sunday, visit the Mesa Land Trust web site.
For those who do not know:
- GOCO funds many of the local and state park projects. Locally they include the river front trail among many others.
- John Fielder is a nationally renowned photographer, publisher, teacher, and preservationist. He hikes and skis hundreds of miles in Colorado alone each year - and drives thousands - in order to record on film its most sublime natural places. For the last 40 years, no one has traveled this state like John Fielder, from its rolling plains to the soaring Rocky Mountains and the Western Slope's remote plateaus and river canyons
- Mesa Land Trust is a private, nonprofit organization based in Mesa County,Colorado. Our office is located at 1006 Main Street in Grand Junction. MLT was founded in 1980 by a small group of dedicated farmers concerned about increasing development pressures on the Western Slope. Since then we have grown to support six full-time staff and we work to conserve a variety of properties all over Mesa County. Through partnerships with landowners, local governments, Mesa County, The Nature Conservancy and a variety of outside funding agencies, we now hold over 130 conservation easements and have conserved over 50,000 acres of land. The protected properties contain important agricultural areas, including orchards, vineyard, cropland and grazing land, large working ranches, and many properties provide important habitat for deer, elk and the Gunnison Sage Grouse in addition to a variety of other species. The conservation easements that we hold shall continue for perpetuity, and this open space will help maintain the unique character, agriculture and history of Mesa County.
Lets gather in the large lobby out front of the CMU ballroom between 7:10-7:15 for the 7:30 PM start. Look for one another based on each of us having a recognizable photo on the web site (right?). The room is so large it should be pretty easy to get to sit together.
$10 to the Mesa Land Trust