50 Years of Wilderness
|A Celebration of Wilderness with John Fielder
|A Celebration of 50 Years of Colorado Wilderness | John Fielder
Saturday, August 16 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Category: Speaking Locally
Presented in partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center, the United States Forest Service and the Eagle Valley Library District.
colorado-wilderness-50 8.16.14"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." – Lyndon B. Johnson
50 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act after over sixty drafts and eight years of work in order to create a formal mechanism for designating wilderness.
50 years later, Vail enjoys the spoils of this act with vast amounts of public lands maintained by the local chapter of the US Forest Service. John Fielder, Colorado's most renowned Nature Photographer, will look at the last 50 years as well as the next 50 years of protecting Wilderness in the United States.
Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado's open space and wild lands. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award in 2003 and the Aldo Leopold Foundation's First Achievement award in 2011. His images from the last 40 years have captured what Wilderness means to Colorado.
Location : Battle Mountain High School | Edwards
Contact : 970-476-0954
Tickets: Free | Pre-registration recommended
Battle Mountain High School Edwards, CO
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Sat, August 16, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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