John Fielder’s new book, Ranches of Colorado, was featured in yesterday’s Denver Post. From the article:
Fielder spent two years shooting 50 working ranches for “Ranches of Colorado” — and it shows. The leather-bound coffee- table book clocks in at seven pounds and features 300 large- format color photographs and 10 essays by late Rocky Mountain News reporter James B. Meadow.
But “Ranches of Colorado” has an agenda beyond oneness with nature. Fielder is also using it to argue the importance of Colorado’s conservation-easement program, which allows landowners to receive tax deductions and earn tax credits they can sell for cash in exchange for restricting development on their land.
“Ranches are wildlife habitat and bastions of biodiversity, so I decided to point my camera in the direction of private land, and especially our multigenerational, working cattle ranches,” he said. “We’re losing them to development faster than we’re saving them.”
Mirr Ranch Group is proud to sponsor Fielder’s latest project, as proceeds from the book support conservation organizations that share our dedication to preserving our landscapes for generations to come.