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John Fielder presentation set for Thursday at alpine gardens

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John Fielder's new book is “Colorado’s Yampa River.” He will talk about the book at a presentation Thursday in Vail.

VAIL — Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Eagle River Watershed Council will present an evening with John Fielder on Thursday at the Alpine Gardens Education Center. Fielder, widely regarded as the quintessential Colorado nature photographer, will be sharing photographs and stories from his new book, "Colorado's Yampa River."

The Yampa River of northwest Colorado is considered the last major, free-flowing river in the seven-state Colorado River Basin. It cascades for 249 miles from high in the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs and descends over 6,000 feet from alpine tundra to parched desert. Bisecting local, state and national parks, and at times enclosed in a 2,500-foot-deep canyon, it morphs from a cold trout stream to a warm water haven for endangered fish, evolving from placid meanders into famous whitewater rapids.

Book Signing After Presentation

Fielder photographed his way down the entire length of the river from the Yampa's headwaters in the Flat Tops Wilderness at 11,500 feet to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Fielder will present images of tundra wildflowers, wildlife and the tributaries and canyons of the Yampa.

Fielder will also discuss the current Colorado statewide water planning process and will be selling and signing all of his popular Colorado books before and after the presentation.

This event has reached capacity, but call 970-476-0103 to learn more about the event or to add your name to the waitlist.