For 15 years, Mr. Brandenburg took photographs for National Geographic magazine, winning many international photography awards. He has been a member of the Board of Directors at America's premier environmental learning centre, Wolf Ridge, for 15 years. This group teaches over 10,000 young people annually. In 1989 he founded Concerts for the Environment, a national non-profitmaking organisation dedicated to raising consciousness and support for environmental concerns through music. He has taken a portfolio of photographs for the Nature Conservancy to inaugurate their prairie conservation programme.