Colorado voters and state representatives have once again reaffirmed their commitment to conservation by...
State Legislature Renews, Enhances Land Conservation Incentives
Colorado voters and state representatives have once again reaffirmed their commitment to conservation. On May 3, 2019, Colorado’s Senate and House of Representatives passed HB19-1264, which extends (for seven years) the Colorado conservation easement tax credit program, an incentive that compensates landowners when they permanently protect their land for the benefit of the public and wildlife...continue reading.
Cow Patty Bingo Deeds on Sale Now!
What is Cow Patty Bingo? It isn’t like normal bingo. In Cow Patty Bingo, the 4-H grand champion steer and sheep wander a giant bingo board and drop deposits on their favorite squares. Whoever holds the deeds to those squares takes home $1,000 cash. It’s that simple. Deed sales help protect land and wildlife habitat in Eagle County, so buy yours before they sell out!
Welcome to the Team
Join EVLT in welcoming new staff and board members:
Eric Eves, Board of Directors
Eric is a lifelong local of the Vail Valley. He has lived throughout the Valley and has explored many of its open lands. When not tied to a desk, you can find him exploring...read Eric's bio.
Neal Kimmel, Board of Directors
Neal was born in Long Island, New York, and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While living in NYC, he quickly decided that there had to be a better way of life...read Neal's bio.
Deirdre Conroy, Community Outreach Program Assistant
Deirdre is a recent wildlife conservation graduate from Virginia Tech with passions for conservation and community. She has designed and run research projects on the bats and salamanders of Appalachia, jaguars of the tropical rainforests
...read Deirdre's bio.
Did You Know...
...Root & Flower and Terra Bistro will return to compete at Garden to Glass?
Garden to Glass is the highly acclaimed cocktail competition that challenges local mixologists, bartenders, sommeliers, and chefs to create their most sensational beverage highlighting a single secret ingredient. Each guest votes to crown the champion. Tickets on sale soon. See the contenders here.
...EVLT monitors conserved properties on horseback?
EVLT's staff visited Gates Ranch for the annual monitoring visit, where conservation is done better on horseback. Big thanks to Kip and Leslie for their hospitality and for choosing to conserve such an incredible property. See the story here.
Eagle County 4-H Livestock Seminar
Sweetwater Bandits 4-H Club will again host the 4-H Livestock Seminar and Jackpot. They have stepped up their game this year making the seminar bigger and better than it’s ever been...learn more.
Community Land Connection Series
Searching for the Elusive Harrington's Penstemon
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9-11am
Did you know Eagle County is home to a very rare and beautiful flower? In fact, West Avon Preserve is one of the only places in the world you can find the elusive Harrington’s Penstemon. Come out to see this rare beauty and learn about the abundant life in the sagebrush community...learn more and RSVP.