Alison M. Jones: Calendar, 2013–2014

Columbia River Basin, irrigation of cherry trees near Brewster, Washington.

Past Events, 2014

Nov 15 – Dec 2, 2014: California Drought

Conservation photographer Alison Jones and photographer Annette Alexander returned to the San Joaquin Basin for an update of the drought’s devastation of agriculture and residents fighting to find water. American Rivers has listed the San Joaquin River as the most endangered river this year.

October 15–20, 2014: National Wilderness Conference, Albuquerque, NM

2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed into law September 3, 1964, by US President Lyndon B. Johnson. Conservation photographer Alison Jones attended the National Wilderness Conference with the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). The first national gathering of the wilderness community in 25 years, this conference featured numerous presentations and panel discussions on civic engagement, education, history, science and stewardship.

Sept. 2–30, 2014: SEJ Conference & Lower Mississippi River Basin

Conservation photographer Alison Jones will attended the 24th Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists on “Risk and Resilience” in New Orleans from Sept. 3–7, and then documented other sites and stakeholders along the Lower Mississippi – valued as a critical transportation route but threatened by agricultural pollution from upstream petrochemical pollution, from “Cancer Alley”, and from severe storms and floods.

July 15, 2014: Lecture at The Wild Center in Adirondacks State Park, NY

The Essex County Adirondacks Garden Club of Essex NY presented conservation photographer Alison Jones speaking on “The Use of Photography as a Tool for Conservation.” Alison also addressed the impact of invasive species and the importance of forests in our watersheds.

May 12 – June 2, 2014: Snake River Basin

Conservation photographer Alison Jones completed documentation of this important Pacific NW watershed. The Snake River is the largest tributary to the Columbia.

March 14–26, 2014: California Drought

Conservation photographer Alison Jones visited the Sacramento Delta from San Francisco Bay to Antioch, the Sacramento River from the Delta north to the Butte Sink region, and the San Joaquin River from the Delta south to Bakersfield to document causes, impacts and solutions of California’s drought with photography.

Mississippi River Basin, park bench at confluence of two streams, St. James, Missouri.

Past Events, 2013

Dec. 17, 2013: Lecture, New York, NY

“Caring for our Water Resources” – A lecture by conservation photographer Alison Jones to upper and middle school students of Birch Wathen Lenox School.

Nov. 19, 2013: Lecture, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry NY

“Caring For Our Watersheds” – Conservation photographer Alison Jones spoke to the entire student body, and then discussed watershed issues in chemistry, history and photography classes.

Nov. 1, 2013: Norwalk Community College, CT

“Documenting Our Watersheds” – Alison Jones returned to the college where she took her first photography class to discuss the power of photography as a tool for conservation.

Oct. 3–6, 2013: SEJ Conference, Chattanooga TN

Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference. As a SEJ member, conservation photographer Alison Jones attended this conference to learn more about US watershed issues, especially focusing on the Tennessee River Valley issues: past, present and future.

Sept. 26 – Oct. 28, 2013: Tennessee & Ohio River Basins

Conservation photographer Alison Jones traveled to the greater Mississippi River Basin to photograph two major tributaries that flow west into the Mississippi River. Threats to the health of these watersheds were documented, and solutions that are being put in place were discussed in stakeholder interviews.

May 12 – June 3, 2013: Upper and Middle Mississippi River

Conservation photographer Alison Jones photographed the main stem of the great “Old Muddy” from its Lake Itasca source to Saint Louis where the river’s longest tributary, the Missouri River, enters.

May 6, 2013: Lecture, Far Hills, NJ

“Caring for our Watersheds.” A lecture for Far Hills Country Day School fifth-grader students by conservation photographer Alison Jones.

April 3, 2013: Lecture, New York City, NY

“Where Does Our Water Come From?” A lecture for Birch Wathen Lenox School Lower School students by conservation photographer Alison Jones.

Jan. 5 – Feb. 5, 2013: Lake Turkana, Kenya

Conservation photographer Alison Jones investigated threats of lower water levels to the Omo’s terminus due to 5 hydro-dams in the Upper Omo basin and extraction of water for sugar cane and cotton plantations in the Lower Omo.