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John Fielder to appear at event at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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VAIL — On Wednesday, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens presents a multimedia presentation and book signing with Colorado landscape photographer John Fielder. This presentation will celebrate his newest book, "Wildflowers of Colorado," along with other Colorado beauty including national parks, mountains, rivers, and more. John Fielder will speak on his photography, environmental topics, talk with guests, and is available to sign books. Light food and drink will be supplied, and books and calendars will be available for purchase.

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 past 30 years, no one has traveled this state quite as extensively as John Fielder. Though he started his family and planted his Colorado roots as a department store executive, he ultimately turned his avocation into a career.

He is the photographer of more than 30 exhibit-format and guidebooks, all but four about Colorado. He might be most well known for creating Colorado's best-selling book ever, Colorado 1870-2000, which juxtaposes historic photographer William Henry Jackson's images of the 19th-century landscape with those of today.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado's open space and wild places. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him recognition including the University of Denver's Ritchie Award for Corporate Responsibility, the University of Colorado's Distinguished Service Award, and the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award.

In 1992, Fielder helped found the Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, which uses lottery profits to protect open space and wildlife habitat. He speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for land-use and environmental issues.

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Register online via Eventbrite by visiting http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org "Events Calendar" or by calling 970-476-0103, ext. 3.

John Fielder event

When: Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

Where: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 522 S. Frontage Road, Vail

Cost: $25 per person

For more information: Call 970-476-0103