Kevin Fedarko, Pete McBride to Speak at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast

January 9, 2018

Writer and photographer will present “BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: Hiking the Grand Canyon”

Bend, Ore., January 9, 2018 – Writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride will be the featured speakers at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show. Fedarko and McBride’s multi-media presentation tells the story of their recent transect of the length of the canyon on foot. The pair aims to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces. The breakfast, which is open to the public, is Friday, January 26, 7:00-8:50 AM at the Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom, in Denver.

As the outdoor industry focuses more energy on preserving our public lands, Kevin and Pete’s work shows us that even our most protected landscapes are at risk.

“We’re all required to protect these lands and preserve them, not only for our enjoyment but for the enjoyment of future generations of Americans,” said Fedarko. “Grand Canyon, more than any other place, offers a gauge and a litmus test for how well or how poorly we are holding up that covenant.”

Fedarko left his post as a top editor at Outside magazine for the dusty abyss of the Grand Canyon. He is the author of The Emerald Mile and his work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure, Esquire, and Time, among other publications. An award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker, McBride has traveled to over 70 countries for a number of publications and companies, including National Geographic Society, Outside magazine, Patagonia, and The Nature Conservancy. A passionate conservationist, Pete has been named a “Freshwater Hero” by National Geographic.

“Our industry is engaged in an important conversation about public lands,” said John Sterling, Executive Director of The Conservation Alliance. “Kevin and Pete’s work reminds us of why those lands are so important.”

In addition to Fedarko and McBride’s talk, The Conservation Alliance Breakfast will feature a review of the grants the organization made during its Summer 2018 funding cycle, and successes that grantees achieved in 2018. The Conservation Alliance Breakfast is open to the public. For complete information, visit: http://www.conservationalliance.com/save-date-conservation-alliance-breakfast-kevin-fedarko-pete-mcbride/

About The Conservation Alliance:
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas. Membership in the Alliance is open to all companies who care about protecting our most threatened wild places for habitat and outdoor recreation.  Since its inception in 1989, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $19 million, awarded 552 grants, helped to protect more than 50 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,991 miles of rivers; stop or remove 29 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase 12 climbing areas. For complete information on The Conservation Alliance, see: www.conservationalliance.com.