Wade Davis, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence from Canada, will be the keynote speaker at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market next Jan. 23. The anthropologist and botanical expert, who is also a poet, will tell the story of the fight won by his community in British Columbia to save the so-called “sacred headwaters” of three rivers from energy development. Open to the public, the breakfast will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City, across from the Salt Palace convention center. There will be a discussion of the recent initiatives and the future plans of the American Conservation Alliance. Since its start in 1989, the body has donated more than $12.6 million to grassroots conservation groups. Its funding has helped save more than 41 million acres of wild country; protect 2,700 miles of rivers; stop or remove 25 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase nine climbing areas.