THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
During one summer, I was invited by The Nature Conservancy to produce a portfolio of photographs to represent the majestic Heart Mountain Ranch land conservancy, a 13,000 acre mountainside, teeming with wildlife and native species, essential to the migration of species in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. While on the ranch, we documented herding cattle, tracking wildlife, mediating invasive plant species and tending to the land. The family operating the ranch was more than welcoming to invite me into their life and share their story of preservation, which had been passed down for generations. These lands, located near Cody, Wyoming, exist on abandoned area that was once a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Now, protected and funded by The Nature Conservancy. with public access and miles of trails to the top of the magnificent Heart Mountain, are now converted to a land conservancy that will promote future generations of thriving wildlife, healthy ecosystems, and environmental advocates.