Colorado-based photographer Dave Showalter focuses on Western Conservation. A fellow with the ILCP (Worldwide League of Conservation Photographers), Dave not too long ago introduced his work on the grasslands, sagebrush and alpine ecosystems of the American West at their annual Wildspeak convention in Washington D.C. Dave has revealed two books – Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads and Prairie Thunder – in regards to the significance of the prairies within the Nice Plains and the vegetation and creatures that inhabit the realm.