Around this time every year, the biggest question I get asked is why?
Why should I support the land trust?
This is a good question to ask, especially when donors like you are being asked to support every nonprofit you’ve ever heard of (and probably a few you haven’t).
The answer is simple: CHLT works to protect the land we love in Grand County.
The land trust is an organization created by and for the Grand County community. Nearly 30 years ago, a group of inspired locals came together to create the Grand County Land Conservancy, which became Colorado Headwaters Land Trust. The organization has always believed, with the support of the community, that Grand County is special and deserves to be protected.
Conserving land through conservation easements is one of the most effective ways to protect what we love about the headwaters of the Colorado River. From open scenery to wild places to working lands, Grand County thrives on its relationship with the natural world.
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust reflects and promotes the priorities of the community. We protect cattle ranches, crop farms, hunting grounds, and natural retreats. We conserve small holdings and large properties, covering all terrains and resources. Some properties are used to recreate, and others to work.
We all have our own way of loving the land. Protecting it brings us together.
Your support of the land trust is support of the community.