Photos spotlight wildlands from Colorado to Yukon |

Photos spotlight wildlands from Colorado to Yukon

Harvey Locke/CPAWSLotus Flower Tower in the Unclimbables, Nahanni National Park Preserve, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Canadian conservationist Harvey Locke will present a free slideshow titled “The Spine of the Continent” Monday in Carbondale.The 7 p.m. show will take place at Dos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133 (in the La Fontana Plaza). Food and refreshments can be purchased before the presentation.A second show is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.Subtitled “Protecting and Connecting Wildlands from Colorado to the Yukon,” Locke’s presentation includes a photographic tour of the region, based on his extensive travels for the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) Initiative.Two years ago, Locke spoke in Aspen on this visionary effort to create a nearly 2,000-mile swath of continuously linked wildlife habitat. This week, he’ll also discuss the implications of Colorado being an ecological “island” separated from the wilder northern Rockies.A founder of the Y2Y Initiative, Locke served as an adviser to a number of conservation organizations, including the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the Wildlands Project and the Tides Foundation.Locke’s show is presented by the Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, which is working to reconnect habitat locally by advocating for a wildlife bridge over I-70 near Vail Pass.For more information, call the Wilderness Workshop at 963-3977.

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