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Outreach Event and Fundraiser

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Outreach Event and Fundraiser:
Conservation Photography: Walking the Talk

Friday, March 11, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Photo of a Caucasian Tur goat leaping off a rockSponsored by the NANPA Environment Committee

Friday, March 11, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Free to NANPA members

This will be NANPA's sixth annual Outreach Event.  In the past five years, the Environment Committee has raised more than $11,000 by featuring outstanding photography and motivational storytelling.  Join us on this evening of inspiring presentations.  While the event is free to NANPA members, donations at the Registration Desk or at the door will be appreciated.  Admission will be charged to the public.  All donations and proceeds will be given to the NANPA Foundation for its Philip Hyde Grant.


Amy Gulick
Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest

Photo of a young black bear in a tree eating a salmonJoin acclaimed nature photographer Amy Gulick on a journey to one of the rarest ecosystems on Earth - the Tongass rain forest of Alaska.  Humpback whales, orcas and sea lions cruise the forested shorelines.  Wild salmon swim upstream into the forest, feeding some of the world's highest densities of grizzlies, black bears and bald eagles.  Native cultures and local communities benefit from the gifts of the forest and sea.  The Tongass is America's largest national forest, and comprises nearly a third of the world's rare old-growth temperate rain forest.  Can the great forest's biological treasures endure the modern pressures of a globalized world?  The Tongass is public land entrusted to all Americans, and the decisions we make today will determine if it will continue to be a place where salmon are in the trees.

Amy Gulick is an award-winning nature photographer and writer, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Her images and stories have been featured in Audubon, National Wildlife, Nature's Best Photography, Sierra and other publications. Amy's work in Alaska has received numerous honors including the prestigious Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, and a Philip Hyde Grant from NANPA.  Her  book, Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest, is published by Braided River, the conservation imprint of The Mountaineers Books.  The book is a 2010 Independent Book Publisher Award recipient, winning the silver medal in the Environment, Ecology & Nature category.  Amy's work can be seen at and

Amy's presentation is supported by the generous donations of Braided River and the Alaska Wilderness League.

The Alaska Wilderness League logo         The Braided River Publishing logo

Patricio Robles Gil
Conservation and Conservation Photography: A Passion for Wilderness

Photo of a bright green quetzal bird on a moss covered treeNANPA's 2006 Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year returns to update us on his work in the conservation of wilderness and nature photography.  From photographing wild jaguars and the sheep and goats of the world to leading the first two ILCP RAVEs, Patricio has been following his passion to conserve wilderness.  Join him as he inspires us with project updates and his insights on telling the story of wilderness through photography.

Patricio Robles Gil is a conservationist, naturalist, painter, sculptor, editor, designer, award-winning professional photographer and, above all, a man of passion.  Over the past 20 years, he has founded two conservation groups in Mexico and played a major role in the development of the International League of Conservation Photographers.  He has published 34 books of his own photography as well as collections by photographers from all over the globe.  Most recently, Patricio helped bring the WILD 9 World Wilderness Congress to Merida, Mexico, where leading scientists, conservationists, filmmakers and photographers were matched by their individual talents to create solutions for the future of our environment.  Patricio expresses his passion this way, "Wilderness is the one thing that brings me peace and tranquility.  It is a great privilege to be a nature photographer, and that privilege is enhanced by being involved with conservation."  Visit Patricio's website at

Photo of Amy Gulick kneeling at the edge of a salmon stream
Amy Gulick
Photo of Patricio Robles-Gil sitting in the grass with his hand on his chin
Patricio Robles-Gil


The co-emcees for this event are Molly Steinwald and Jack Dykinga. Molly is a photographer, scientist and educator. She is the Chairperson of the NANPA Environment Committee and Associate Director of Science Education at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jack is NANPA's 2011 Outstanding Nature Photographer award winner and will be our keynote speaker at the awards celebration on Saturday night. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic. Jack has photographed for nine books which advocate for the wilderness and he collaborated with Patricio Robles-Gil and Mexico's Agrupacion Sierra Madre to help produce its book on the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.



While there is no fee for NANPA members, donations for this fund raiser will be greatly appreciated.  During the evening, there will be door prizes of photo prints, books and other merchandise.  Our sponsors will also offer incentives to those who donate.  Check at the Registration Desk for Outreach Event incentive programs. Admission is $15 for non-members, $12 for non-member students.  Proceeds from this event will be given to the NANPA Foundation's Philip Hyde Grant.  If you wish to attend, please check the proper box while registering so we can ensure enough seats are available.

Sponsors and Donors

If you are interested in being a listed sponsor of the Outreach Event or if you wish to donate in advance of the event, then go to the NANPA web site at, then complete and submit the sponsor/donor form or contact Tom Carlisle at

Our Regular Annual Sponsors Are:

The International League of Conservation Photographers logo    The Art for Conservation logo




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