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35 Years of Conservation, Ranch Tour Date, and more below!
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Thanks for your interest in EVLT's latest news.  Read about these and other important updates below:
  • March 2016 Marks 35 Years of Conservation
  • Welcome Jessica Foulis, our new Stewardship Manager
  • EVLT Staff & Board Attend Land Trust Conference
  • Legacy Festival & Ranch Tour Dates Announced
  • NEW - EVLT Summer Calendar
  • And more!
EVLT Celebrates 35 Years of Conservation...
Celebrations planned throughout the year

In March 1981, a handful of citizens formed the "Eagle Valley Land Conservancy." That year, Vail Resorts (then Vail Associates) was 19 years old, the Town of Vail 15, and Beaver Creek had just opened. The Vail Valley was blossoming into a year-round destination with world-class skiing, rafting, golf, trails, and burgeoning cultural offerings, all against the backdrop of the forests, mountains, rivers, and ranches of Eagle County.

Visionary citizens understood the need to get out in front of the development pressures from the inevitable tidal wave of population growth that was sure to come, in order to protect the valley's special places. 

Read more by clicking here

EVLT Celebrates 35 Years of Conservation

On March 1st, our Kickoff Party was the first of many occasions in 2016 when we'll mark this important milestone. Founders, original board members, and longtime supporters joined us to celebrate our accomplishments and explore the future of land conservation in Eagle County.
Welcome Jessica Foulis!

EVLT has hired and is excited to welcome long-time local and EVLT friend Jessica Foulis as our new Stewardship Manager. She will monitor our conservation easements yearly and also coordinate several community hikes, help with events, and tend our Future Conservationists Program in collaboration with our partner organizations.

To read more about Jessica and our entire team, click here.
EVLT Staff and Board Attend Land Trust Conference...

This month, EVLT staff and a few board members attended the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts (CCLT) conference in Denver. For three days, Colorado land trusts met to discuss the latest in land conservation news, best practices, and more. Our state has many fantastic land trusts doing great work to protect the most important land, water, and ranches in our diverse communities.

Click here to learn more about CCLT.
EVLT staff and board attend the CCLT conference in Denver.
Did you know...

Ranch Tour date has been changed to Saturday, July 16th? 
EVLT will visit two iconic ranches in Eagle County by bus, including the Bair Ranch and the Luark Ranch. This year's ranch tour will be a fundraiser for EVLT (tickets $100 per person), supporting our efforts to connect with the ranching community and protect local sources of food and fiber.  Join us from 8:30am to 4:00pm and also enjoy a scrumptious ranch lunch.  RSVP by contacting us at 970-748-7654 or via email at twessel@evlt.org

...2016 Eagle Valley Land Trust Legacy Festival date announced for Saturday, August 6?From 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Eagle Town Park, enjoy live music, food, a silent auction, and the ever popular Cow Patty Bingo! Bring your family and friends to celebrate conservation successes in our community and support EVLT's mission as well as our 35th anniversary. For more information click here.

...You can view EVLT's summer events online?
Visit EVLT's 2016 Events Calendar, and pencil in a hike, our ranch tour, or the Legacy Festival by clicking here.
Ways to Give   
  • Donate online by clicking here
  • Call us at 970-748-7654
  • Check made payable to "Eagle Valley Land Trust" 
    • Mail to P.O. Box 3016, Edwards, CO  81632
The financial support of EVLT by people like you who care deeply about the future of our great community can help preserve more land for all to enjoy. 


Planned Giving Options   

Have you included Eagle Valley Land Trust in your will?
If so, please let us know so that we may thank you during your lifetime.
Thinking of leaving a legacy of land conservation?
Consider adding EVLT as a beneficiary of your IRA.
For other planned giving options please click  here.

Yours in conservation, 

Eagle Valley Land Trust

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