Tuesday, March 11, 2008
A Prairie Photo Companion
One Colorado photographer takes aim at the plains in a new photo conservation bookThis Article Features Photo Zoom
By working closely with Arsenal biologists and participating in field studies, Showalter gradually learned more about the issues facing the grasslands. Through this initial partnership, he eventually hooked up with Audubon Colorado, which has endorsed the book, The Nature Conservancy and a consortium of other conservation groups, government agencies and private landowners that are working to restore the land as a sanctuary for a variety of animals, ranging from bald eagles to bison. Thanks to the Shortgrass Prairie Initiative, a joint effort to counterbalance future habitat loss from transportation improvements by protecting large chunks of prairie, a series of three voluntary land preservation agreements are designed to protect tens of thousands of acres. Showalter says it’s an exciting time to be a part of what’s happening, and he’s looking forward to continuing his work.
For more information about Prairie Thunder: The Nature of Colorado's Great Plains, visit www.prairie-thunder.com. To see more of Dave Showalter’s photography, visit www.daveshowalter.com.
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