Legacy Night features adventure photojournalist Chris Noble

“Common Ground: Reflections on Landscape and the Human Spirit” will be the theme for the fifth annual Legacy Night on April 25. To celebrate its partners in land conservation in Northern Colorado, the Legacy Land Trust has invited internationally renowned adventure photographer and writer Chris Noble to speak about how people throughout the world relate to the land.

“In our polarized society, it’s important that we talk about the values we all share — find common ground — to create great things,” Noble told North Forty News. “I show some of my photographs, set to music, to set the tone, but mostly I tell stories from traditions and mythology from around the world to show how we are all connected to the earth.”

He has donated two of his award-winning prints for the live auction that begins at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will also feature food, door prizes and the music of Capo Zero. All proceeds benefit the land-conservation programs of the Legacy Land Trust, protecting key mountain and prairie landscapes in Northern Colorado. Legacy Land Trust has protected over 41,000 acres of open lands in more than 115 projects across Larimer, Jackson and Weld counties since 1993.

“This is where ranchers and environmentalists come together in their love of the land and the landscapes of Northern Colorado,” explained Amy Hahn, director of development for the Legacy Land Trust. “We connect all the different constituents, so they can pull together in a unique way.”

New Belgium Brewing is the presenting sponsor of Legacy Night. Other sponsors include Jax Mercantile; Embassy Suites; Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies; UBS: The Hartman Group; Carl and Karen Spina (Conservation Tax Credit Transfer); Cache Bank and Trust; Cass Farms; McCarty Land & Water Valuation; Coal Creek Coffee in Laramie; the Little Bird Bakeshop; Harrison Resource Corp.; FlyWater; Wild Birds Unlimited, and North Forty News, as well as many private sponsors.

Tickets for Legacy Night are $50 per person and can be purchased online at www. legacylandtrust.org or by calling 970-266-1711. They will also be available at the door.

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