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CO Gives Day is on Tuesday, December 08!

CO Gives Day is the largest state-wide online fundraising campaign in Colorado! It brings together nonprofits and their supporters from around the state to raise money together, and to show all of our support for the great work of nonprofits in Colorado.

Head on over to our CO Gives Day page to learn more and to donate to CHLT! Every dollar you give helps us continue and expand our mission of preserving and stewarding 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!
We are also a proud participant of Grand County Gives, the local initiative for nonprofits in Grand County.

Learn more about Grand County Gives here.
Welcome Alden Whittaker As Our Newest Board Member!
Alden Whittaker’s experience in land and wildlife conservation spans the state, country, and even includes a decade of working on national park management in central Africa. She has worked at Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts (CCLT), the State Land Board, Denver Water, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and on a number of consulting projects involving various aspects of land management and conservation. Alden recently decided to make Grand County her permanent residence and is excited to get involved in the community. What better way to do so than by joining our Board of Directors?! She is eager to learn about the land conservation goals of and opportunities in Grand County and provide help wherever she can. Alden loves to hike, backpack, backcountry ski, and ride horses, all of which she looks forward to doing in spades here in beautiful Grand County.
CHLT In the News
The Great Outdoors Colorado board has awarded two grants totaling $458,750 for projects in Grand County.

Carolyn Hackman Education Fund Scholarship
Are you a Grand County student interested in: land conservation, land management, forestry, agriculture, soil science, hydrology, ecology, wildlife biology, environmental engineering, environmental law, landscape architecture, or another related field?

If so, apply for the Carolyn Hackman Scholarship at Colorado Headwaters Land Trust!

Carolyn Hackman wished to provide financial assistance to Grand County students who are looking to increase their knowledge of land conservation and management, and who wish to carry such knowledge and appreciation into their adult years.

We provide two $1,000 scholarships to graduating Grand County seniors, from either MPHS or WGHS, to help with their pursuit of their environmental passions. Please use your school's standard application packet (and deadlines) to apply, but also include a one-page essay detailing your interest in environmental science, land management, or a related field, and how you might apply that major or field of study to future work!
Get Your CHLT Branded Mask!
Recommended donation: $7

Contact the office to get your own and show off your support of Grand County conservation in the most modern of fashion!
Follow Us on Social Media!
We are active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Here are some of our posts from November, but find more on our pages!
Nov 25: This Thanksgiving, we are grateful to all of our donors, landowners, board members, staff and supporters who make what we do possible. You help us preserve and steward open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for the benefit of all. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday!
Nov 16: "The sun was just coming up over the hills on his right. As he peered ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction." - E.B. White, Stuart Little

We believe in conservation. By protecting open spaces now, your support helps us secure a better future for native plants, animals big and small, and the wide open vistas that define Grand County.
Nov 12: "You can't take a crash course in serenity." - Shirley MacLaine

We're so grateful to be surrounded by Grand County's endless inspiration and beauty. With your help, we strive to preserve these peaceful vistas for all.
Nov 10: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - William Shakespeare

The red fox is a member of the canid family, which also includes coyotes, wolves, and domestic dogs. Red fox can be found in Colorado's open woodlands, pasturelands, agricultural lands, and riparian areas. They are opportunistic omnivores and are most active at dawn and dusk.
Nov 08: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope you are savoring the weekend with time spent in the great outdoors.
Nov 02: "In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The effects of the East Troublesome Fire on our community are indescribable. And, yet, the work of firefighters, first responders, the Sheriff's office, support teams, local volunteers and the well wishes of folks near and far have been a comfort. We have a long road ahead, but we are so proud of the strength and resilience of our Grand County community.
Nov 09: As the East Troublesome Fire is still fresh in our minds, many want to know more about the history of land management in the US, with specific regard to fire. An excellent book to start this education is Timothy Egan's 2009 book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.

Nov 13: Read this reflection from our ED about the East Troublesome Fire and what he believes the conversation needs to look like at this time.
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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