It was an honor for me to create imagery for a recent and successful grant application to help secure 129 acres of open space here in Eagle County. The tireless efforts made by Eagle County Open Space, Eagle Valley Land Trust and several other organizations were rewarded with a $700,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for this local inholding project. Congratulations to all the individuals and organizations involved to see this through. This was such an important achievement that will benefit our wildlife and community for generations to come. Thank you for your passion and perseverance!

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Photographed by Todd Winslow Pierce, Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks has received the Western Heritage Award for Best Photography Book of 2019 by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

The Museum's Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television.

The book tells the fascinating story of how the original publishers of Architectural Digest, Bud & Betsy Knapp, discovered and thoughtfully settled into a pristine Colorado mountain valley after leaving the urban life of Los Angeles. The Knapps' dedication and appreciation of the history and ecology of the Rocky Mountain landscape is a paragon of responsible land stewardship and conservation.