Watershed CPR: Restoring Natural, Built and Human Environments
Watershed Health is everyone’s concern. Our watersheds are in great need of resuscitation and this year Land&Water Summit will concentrate on learning about ways to improve watershed health. Just as we have learned to recognize signs of illness in our community and provide aid when necessary, so we must learn to recognize the signs of distressed environments and how to cure those ills.
This year’s Summit will explore options for enhancing watershed management, reducing human impact through the efficient use of water, and illustrating the connections between the watershed and ALL of its inhabitants.
Living in a watershed means not only recognizing its limits and assisting in keeping it clean and healthy—it means teaching others to do the same. Join us to discuss ways we can revive our watersheds.
PreConference Workshop: Flood Control for Watershed Health
This year our sponsors are providing a PreConference Workshop on February 18, 2015. Be sure to check back for more details and registration information.
Key Note Speaker Peter McBride
Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera. A self-taught, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer, he has traveled on assignment to over 60 countries for the publications of the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Men’s Journal, Esquire, STERN and many others.
Raised on a Colorado cattle ranch, Pete is passionate about storytelling and unique, gripping ways to communicate them, whether it involves vantages from 20,000 feet or swimming below icebergs. His perspective on capturing water-related stories led American Photo Magazine to list Pete as “one of the top five water photographers” in the nation.
After a decade working mostly abroad, Pete decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart. Combining his passion for aviation and his belief in conservation, he spent over two years documenting his local river — the Colorado. This journey culminated in the acclaimed coffee table book: “The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict”, an award-winning short film, “Chasing Water” and a traveling museum exhibit/ lecture currently touring the U.S.
In 2011 and 2012, his film “Chasing Water” won over 20 film festival awards including “Best Short Documentary” at Canada’s Banff Mtn. Film Festival , “Best Environmental Film” at England’s Kendal Mtn. Festival and “Best Documentary” at Florida’s Clear Water Festival, to name a few.
His photography honors include awards from Pictures of the Year International, Photo Week DC, Communications Arts, The Society of Professional Journalists and a Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University. In 2011, he was awarded “River Conservator” by the Roaring Fork Conservancy for his ongoing awareness work with water conservation.
When not on assignment, you can find Peter in the mountains or on the rivers around the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado.