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Thank You to Everyone Who Attended
A Grand Afternoon: Annual Fundraiser to Protect the Land We Love !
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, thank you to every-one who attended and helped put on A Grand Afternoon: Annual Fund-raiser to Protect the Land We Love!

It was one of most successful annual events to date, raising nearly $50,000 ! That money will go towards our conservation efforts, stewardship fund, and operating budget. The land trust is a nonprofit organization, which means that we are largely funded by individuals and businesses like you and the sponsors listed above. We are so appreciative to be in this community and have such great support for our efforts to preserve and steward open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for agriculture, water, wildlife, and vistas, in partnership with landowners and for the benefit of all.

A special thanks goes to our Fraser River Level Sponsors Steve Sears and Jane Farrell, Munn Architecture , and Graham and Louise Powers; raffle donors Reeder Creek Ranch and Susan O. Herpel; Fundaneer Halie Behr ; Stone Creek Catering , B Lazy 2 Ranch & Event Center , and Bottle Pass Liquors; and our many volunteers.

Another big thanks goes to the CHLT Board of Directors and their families for their help and dedication to the land trust and this event. We are truly grateful for being in such an outstanding, supportive community. We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did.

See you at next year’s event!
We had an extensive spread of items in our silent auction from both local and Front Range-based businesses and artists!
photo by Michelle Cowardin
Stewart McNab, President of the Board of Directors, welcoming the crowd to the event.

photo by Chris Healy
Auction items donated by Idlewild Spirits and Leslie Crosby.

photo by Michelle Cowardin
The event was attended by a warm crowd of 85 friends both new and old, all interested in land conservation and keeping Grand County grand.

photo by Chris Healy
Our delicious lunch was catered by Stone Creek Catering, and alcohol was provided by Bottle Pass Liquors. Thank you to Carey and Michael for their on-going generosity!
photo by Michelle Cowardin
Our new executive director Jeremy D. Krones gave two short speeches during the event, introducing himself and encouraging the attendees to support the land trust!
photo by Michelle Cowardin
Thank You to Everyone Who Attended
History On Horseback with CHLT & GCHA!
Our host, Merrit Linke, giving the riders a lesson about the history of his family's ranch on Cottonwood Pass.
photo by Grand Gazette
About a dozen attendees rode in surreys, generously donated by Ted Pratt and Flintstone Gravel & Trucking
photo by Grand Gazette
Over 30 people attended the ride, including both locals and visitors to our historic county!

photo by Grand Gazette
Coming down the hill to a historic stagecoach stop. Only a few decades ago was this the primary path through the county!

photo by Grand Gazette
Also on the ride was Mike Turner of the Winter Park Times! Mike generously donated his time to document the ride.

photo by Grand Gazette
Jeremy D. Krones (CHLT) and Shanna Ganne (GCHA) giving thank-yous and other announcements during lunch, provided by Dean Public House.
photo by Grand Gazette
Welcome Paula Metcalf Stuart As Our Newest Board Member!
Paula Metcalf Stuart and her husband recently made Fraser, CO, their permanent home having moved from Bernardsville, NJ. Paula holds a BA in Economics from New York University and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. After a career in public relations, marketing, and finance, Paula moved to New Jersey and immersed herself in the environmental world. She worked in project management for environmental permitting, and sourced and negotiated watershed land acquisitions for the State of New Jersey, including for open space, farmland, and river corridors. She has served on a variety of boards wherever she has lived. She was the Chairman of the Bernardsville Environmental Commission that commented and testified on development applications before the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Paula says, “I believe that the CHLT is an organization that can positively help protect the environment that we all enjoy for the future. A quote from Benjamin Franklin sums up the issue: ‘When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.'”
Follow Us on Social Media
We are active on Instagram and Facebook (and some on Twitter).
Here are some of our posts from June:
July 31 : Happy  Wednesday Wisdom  from W endell Berry  !

We at the land trust love doing what we do: caring for the earth is our most pleasing responsibility!
July 17 : A quote about being generous from a historic conservationist could only mean one thing: our annual fundraiser is right around the corner! Teddy might just be talking about ideals in this quote, but we're taking it beyond the ethereal and to the physical: our feet are on the ground and our eyes are on the stars only by the trust and support of our community who believe in what we do and what we can do to protect, conserve, and steward land throughout Grand County!
June 12 : We all had a great day yesterday with GCHA riding the historic route from the Linke Ranch to the Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs!

This event was coordinated with Merrit Linke, GCHA, and CHLT! We had over 30 folks join us for the ride, including a dozen riding in surreys (contributed by Flintstone Gravel & Trucking), and over 40 attend lunch at the museum after the ride! Some horses were also provided by High Country Trails Outfitters, the Ritschard Cattle Company, and the Linke family.
July 06 : Conservation easements stay with the property, which means each successive owner is held by the same standards and monitoring as the original easement grantor. They are usually aware of what restrictions are on their property before signing the final forms, but questions always remain. We are as diligent as possible to meet the new landowners and ensure that they are aware of what they are buying.

The Bear Paw Ranch, once owned by Kris & Al Manguso, is now owned by Doug & Melinda Ballard (and Quinn the dog). They are dedicated to maintaining the same quality of land stewardship on their new land. We are so thrilled to have the Ballards in the CHLT community!
July 03 : Happy Indepedence Day! To celebrate, we are sharing powerful, insightful quote by the hero of American conservation: President Theordore Roosevelt. He led the charge up the public lands hill, but he also greatly inspired generations of private land conservationists across the country and beyond.

We would not be where we are today, with the bounty of open lands, free-ranging wildlife, and free-flowing waters, without TR and his land-ethic compatriots cherishing their country, the natural wonders, the natural resources, and the history and romance as a sacred heritage for their children, their children's children, and far on beyond into the generations.
July 01 : One heck of a great shot made by Ed Herpel, vice president of the CHLT Board of Directors, in the summer of 2017, in Rocky Mountain National Park!
Conservation easements are granted for many reasons: open spaces, water flows, historical significance, and wildlife migration corridors. We are very fortunate in Grand County to have so much access not only to open lands (roughly 60% of the county is public, including RMNP), but also to view many unique creatures, like moose!
Shop Our Conservation Partners!

Support local land conservation by shopping our Conservation Partners. Our partners believe in the mission of the land trust and that open space enriches our quality of life, protects landscapes, and brings visitors and residents to Grand County. Protecting open space is an investment in our environment, our culture and our economy.
Are you interested in becoming a Conservation Partner with no cost to your business? Click here for more information!
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