• CHLT's New Monitoring Consultant
  • Upcoming Events
  • America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2023
  • Community News
  • Ways to Support CHLT
CHLT's New Monitoring Consultant
We are ecstatic to welcome Erica Bean to the CHLT team as our new seasonal conservation easement monitoring consultant!

Erica has had the privilege of growing up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. As a Colorado native, she has always had a passion for nature and outdoor conservation. Erica has a background in natural resources through the School of Forestry at the University of Montana. After college, she continued with her passion for the outdoors as a certified Master Naturalist and worked as an eco-tour guide in Charleston, SC.
After several years in the southeast, Erica decided to embrace the cooler temperatures
once again and move back to Colorado. She continued with environmental science occupations including a Recreation Technician and a Wildlife Technician with the USFS Boulder and Sulphur Ranger Districts. She also worked as a Field Technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

As a certified and accredited land trust, we are required to monitor each of our easements once a year. This is so we can ensure the rules of the easement are being followed, and gives us a good opportunity to meet with each conservation landowner to address any issues, questions, or concerns they might have about their conservation easement. Plus, it's a great excuse for some of us to get out of the office! We are so happy to have Erica on our team to lead this important part of our work and mission of conservation and stewardship at the headwaters of the Colorado River.
Upcoming Events
Land Trust Social
Sunday - May 21st
CHLT is excited to announce its first ever front range land trust social! Join us for this family friendly in Denver at Mockery Brewing on Sunday, May 21st.

To register for this event, click here. Come meet fellow supporters of our land trust, connect with our board and staff, and enjoy alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages on us!
Land Conservation & History
Friday - June 2nd
Join Jeremy Krones, Executive Director of CHLT, and the Grand County Historical Association for a presentation on land conservation and history.

This event will take place at Cozens Ranch Museum starting at 5:00 pm on June 2nd.
Summer Kickoff Party
Wednesday - June 7th
Join CHLT and HTA for a summer kickoff party at Vicious Cycle Brewing on Wednesday, June 7th starting at 5:30 pm! Come meet CHLT and HTA staff members, board members, and supporters from the Grand County community.

Hot Sulphur Days
Fun Run/Walk
Sunday - June 11th
Join CHLT this Hot Sulphur Days for a fun run/walk on Sunday, June 11th starting at 9:00 am at Hot Sulphur Mini Merc (116 E Byers Ave, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451).

Participants should plan on bringing their own water. Some refreshments will be available. Register here!
Headwaters Book Club
Thursday, June 15th
Join CHLT and HTA for our quarterly book club meeting, Thursday, June 15th, 6:00 pm, at Headwaters River Journey in the Think Tank room.

We'll be discussing the book Eager by Ben Goldfarb, as well as our relationships with wildlife in rural/wild settings. Check out this webinar to learn more about beavers and their vital role in our environment. You can RSVP here.
America's Most Endangered Rivers® of 2023 Spotlights Human Health & Public Safety
For the second year in a row, the Colorado River holds its place as the number one Most Endangered River, as outdated water management, over-use, and climate change all pose great risks to this national treasure. This year, however, the Grand Canyon is of specific focus due to severe drought.

Before the Grand Canyon, however, the Colorado River's headwaters can be found in Grand County. The water comes from a lake on the Poudre Pass in Rocky Mountain National Park and then flows out to Grand Lake and Lake Granby. It's in Granby where much of the water gets diverted. Instead of flowing downstream, it gets pumped through a series of tunnels to homes and businesses on the eastern side of the mountains.

According to American Rivers, "As critical decisions are made about water management along the Colorado River, decision makers must recognize the environment as a critical component of human health and public safety – absolutely vital for the 40 million people that depend on the river for drinking water. "
Community News
  • The Division of Conservation is looking for a new member of the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission (CEOC) for a vacancy that will open on July 1, 2023. The position is for a representative of a certified conservation easement holder and is appointed by the Governor pursuant to section 12-15-103(1)(d)(I) C.R.S. 

  • The P.E.O. Chapter IE of Grand Lake is looking for women who qualify for an educational scholarship of up to $4,500 (lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual situations). To learn more and apply, contact

  • A $25 million effort to protect 2,000 acres of private land around Mount Tom in Jefferson County solidifies a new, complex model for conserving public lands in an increasingly crowded Colorado. To read the article, click here.
Ways to Support CHLT
Want to make a big impact by conserving and stewarding the land we love across Grand County in 2023? Become a monthly donor!
When you join Colorado Headwaters Land Trust’s monthly donor program, you will become a part of a special group of people supporting us each month to care for the wildlife, the vistas, the waterways, and the agricultural history that make Grand County so special.

Ready to join our monthly giving community? Click here to set up your recurring donation at any amount.
Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Click here to learn more.

Is your vehicle costing more than it's worth? Then hit the brakes on expensive repairs and consider donating your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
We accept all types of vehicles, running or not! We'll use the proceeds from your donation to continue to conserve and steward the open lands and natural character of the headwaters of the Colorado River in partnership with the local community. The process is easy, the pick-up is free, and your donation is tax-deductible. To learn more, click here.
Be Our Conservation Partner!
Are you or your business interested in becoming a Conservation Partner of CHLT? Click here for more information!
P.O. Box 1938 Granby, CO 80446 (970) 887-1177