John Fielder explains why the free-flowing Yampa and Upper Colorado rivers should stay that way

25th October, 2015 by

By Randy Wyrick

The best thing we can do with the Upper Colorado and Yampa rivers is nothing at all, says John Fielder, nature photographer and conservationist.Fielder and educator-river rat Patrick Tierney, Ph.D., rafted and wrote their way along the entire length of the Yampa River, 249 miles from the headwaters in the Flat Tops Wilderness at 11,500 feet to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.The Yampa River of northwest Colorado is considered the last major free-flowing river in the seven-state Colorado River Basin. Fielder shows you what it looks like: stunning images of tundra wildflowers, eagles and elk …

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