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A Fond Farewell to Diane!
After so many years of service to Colorado Headwaters Land Trust and a great many other organizations and businesses in Grand County, Diane and Jack have decided to retire! We are endlessly grateful for all the work Diane did for the land trust, and wish her and Jack all the best in their new home.

If you would like to send Diane a note of appreciation, please email the note to and it will get to her. You can also mail your note to:

Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
attn: Diane LeDuc
PO Box 1938
Granby, CO 80446
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our iNaturalist Bioblitz for the month of July! We had so much fun doing it and look forward to future iterations of the project!

The project was hosted by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, Headwaters Trails Alliance, and Grand County Water Information Network, and encouraged participants to record the species they found in Grand County throughout the month of July!

Each day we highlighted an "Observation of the Day" and shared it on our social media platforms. Every Friday all project participants who made observations that week were automatically entered into a raffle to win prizes, contributed by the hosting organizations and Two Pines Supply in Granby. The final winner will be the person who contributed the most to the Project over the course of the month.

The weekly winners were Mary Price, Sadie Jackson, Joanna Goodman, and Christina Fesz, and Christina was also being our Monthly Winner with an amazing 93 observations. See our social media feeds for photos of the weekly winners, and of so many of the great species observed throughout the month in Grand County!
Welcome Frank DeLay As Our
Newest Board Member!
Frank DeLay and his wife, Kristie, have called Grand County home since 2003 when Frank helped start Grand Mountain Bank. They have two sons: Will attends Midland University in Fremont, NE, and Ethan attends Middle Park High School. Frank’s career background is primarily banking related. After graduating from CU-Boulder, Frank examined savings and loans and then worked as Chief Financial Officer for a community bank in Salida, CO, prior to serving as President of Grand Mountain Bank. Following the sale of Grand Mountain Bank in early 2020, Frank left banking and is now working with Kristie in her real estate company, NextHome Choice. Frank also currently serves on the non-profit boards for the Middle Park Medical Foundation and Moffat Road Railroad Museum Association. Frank says “The partnerships CHLT has forged with landowners continues to make Grand County a great place to live and raise a family. I feel fortunate to be able to join the CHLT Board and help it continue to fulfill the organization’s mission.”
CHLT In the News
Granby Chamber to rebrand, revamp website

The trustees received an update from the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust on the easement near the corner of US Highway 40 and US Highway 34.

Follow Us on Social Media!
We are active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Here are some of our posts from July, but find more on our pages!
July 27: CHLT will be presenting an update on the Granby Land Easement project to the Granby Town Board on Tuesday, July 28 at 5:45pm.

To learn more and show your support for protecting the natural values of our land, consider attending this public meeting at the Granby Town Hall. Please wear your mask!
July 25: This week, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act which will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The vote ensures much-needed funding for maintenance at our national parks, refuges and forest service lands. This historic legislation will go a long way to ensuring that we all have greater access to the outdoors.

(Photo: Holly Glick)
July 22: "The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow."

There's always something beautiful waiting just around the bend... Rainbows over Lake Granby in Grand County, Colorado.
July 20: "Into the woods you go again, You have to every now and then. Into the woods, no telling when, Be ready for the journey." - Stephen Sondheim, "Children Will Listen"

Richardson's Geranium (Geranium richardsonii) can be found in a number of habitats, especially mountains and forests. They are thriving locally in Grand County these days.
July 15: "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Time for a nature break! Take in this stunning summer view of the Continental Divide.
July 02: "The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans." - Jim Fowler

We spotted this moose mom and calf (Alces alces) enjoying a willowy snack.
July 07: Protecting Colorado’s rivers and water is investing in our future... Without a doubt, the rivers and streams of the Colorado River headwaters define Grand County and the work we do here as a conservation organization. This recent article in The Colorado Sun touches upon ways we can work together to safeguard the health of our rivers for the generations to come.
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