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Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

In 2014, $26.2 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits. Schedule your donation now in support of Eagle Valley Land Trust, and leave a legacy of conservation in our community. 

Our mission is to preserve forever our scenic vistas, open space, historic lands, waterways, and wildlife habitats that represent the uniqueness of Eagle County and the central Rocky Mountains for the enjoyment, education, and benefit of all who experience this special place.
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Support from donors like you is the single largest source of funding for Eagle Valley Land Trust. On Colorado Gives Day, reduced credit card processing fees means even more of your donation will support our mission to preserve land, forever.

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By joining other conservation-minded donors on Colorado Gives Day, your donation will have the greatest possible impact. A portion of the $1 Million Colorado Gives Day incentive fund - one of the largest in the country - increases the value of every donation.

Join in support and help protect the land that makes Eagle County so special. Your gift is meaningful and appreciated, and will help us steward our existing conserved lands and work to protect more land, wildlife habitat, ranches, and public access to nature in Eagle County.
Cordillera Ridgeline Conservation Easement Set to Close!
View from the Edwards Shell station with lower- and middle-Homestead in the foreground

Generous support from donors like you continues to have a profound impact on land conservation in Eagle County. Your support has led to our latest conservation success, Cordillera Ridgeline in Edwards!  Eagle Valley Land Trust has been working diligently with Eagle County Open Space to close on the 160 acre Cordillera Ridgeline conservation easement.

Together with our donors, we continue to leave a legacy of conservation. This important wildlife habitat and Colorado landscape in the heart of the valley will be protected for the benefit of our entire community... forever.
EVLT Connects with Latino Community

The Eagle Valley Land Trust wants to hear from you (meaning everyone in our community) about how we can best serve you.

An equally important, but less vocal, demographic of the "you" we want to hear from are our Hispanic and Latino neighbors. So we conducted a survey at the Cielito Lindo Music & Heritage Festival held in Avon on Sept. 18 and 19. The responses are important and uplifting. Read more >
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EVLT Advocacy Advances Wildlife Planning

Back in late 2014, EVLT sponsored a presentation by Julia Kintsch of ECO-Resolutions about a 2011 study of the I-70 corridor and the barriers to wildlife habitat connectivity it presents. In attendance were Eagle County Staff and Commissioners and other community members. As a result, in February, 2015, county commissioners directed staff to incorporate consideration of wildlife habitat connectivity in future planning efforts.

Specifically, Adam Palmer,  Environmental Policy Planner for Eagle County, reported that "the county will work with external stakeholders to develop a regional wildlife migration overlay map and/or plan to help guide future land use decisions and mitigation efforts." Further, Palmer stated, "there is support to move forward with developing a regional wildlife migration overlay to incorporate recommendations from the I-70 migration study as well as from Colorado Parks and Wildlife." 

The next step has now been announced by the County! Its first stakeholder meeting for development of an "I-70 corridor Wildlife Linkage Plan" will take place in mid-December and EVLT will be there! Palmer highlighted that "t he goal of this project is to develop a plan leveraging the findings of the 2011 study to maintain / improve wildlife connectivity and migration through the I-70 corridor to support healthy animal populations and improve public safety.  Anticipated deliverables of the plan may include recommended policies, overlay areas, and/or identify capital improvement projects to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in the Eagle Valley."

Thank you commissioners and Eagle County Planning for making wildlife habitat connectivity a priority in future planning!
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Yours in conservation, 

Eagle Valley Land Trust

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