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Thanks for your interest in EVLT's latest news.  Read about these and other important updates below:
  • Fall is in the air, and your conserved properties are gorgeous!
  • EVLT is working with the Latino community to better understand their priorities in regard to the environment.
Golden Forests Abound in Eagle County

The change from summer to fall season in Colorado is second- to-none in terms of beauty. Many of your conserved properties are dominated by aspen groves, twin-berries, and thimble berries, which turn various shades of yellow, orange, or red during September. 

We love seeing the vast yellow forests and picturesque vistas this time of year. This photo was taken above the protected Homestead "L" Open Space in Edwards, CO looking down the East Lake Creek valley toward New York Mountain. Go out and explore your backyard during this amazing time!
EVLT Participates in the Cielito Lindo Festival

On September 18th and 19th, EVLT began the conservation conversation with the local Latino community by surveying 100 community members at the Cielito Lindo Festival. 
EVLT Board President Andie Bombard receives important survey information from community members.
Our data from the survey tells us that the largest percentage of Latinos enjoy spending time outside because of the natural beauty of our landscapes. Additionally, beautiful landscapes and clean water are the most important natural values to protect in Eagle County.  EVLT is continuing to foster a stronger relationship with the Latino community in Eagle County.
Did you know...
...EVLT supports the Town of Eagle's research on a new Open Space Tax? 
EVLT contributed $250 toward a feasibility study and survey for a possible new Open Space Tax for the Town of Eagle. This tax would create new open space along the Eagle River in conjunction with the town master plan. EVLT is excited that municipalities are seeing the benefits of open space - increasing property values, improving community health, preserving our community's rural character, and promoting a high quality of life. 

Looking west toward the Seven Hermits from the Spud Cellar property in Eagle, CO. More open space could be protected if the residents of Eagle decide to support a new Open Space Tax.

...EVLT has finished monitoring all of its conserved properties this year?
Matt Stern, EVLT's Land Stewardship Specialist, has completed our annual property visits to ensure each landowner is complying with the terms of their specific conservation easement. This summer and fall, over 100 total hours were spent on EVLT's 28 conserved lands, supporting landowners as they steward their amazing properties.

Matt Stern, EVLT's Land Stewardship Specialist, with a rare Harrington's Penstemon at the Creamery Ranch Open Space in Edwards, CO.

...the West Avon Preserve will be closed between December 15, 2015 and April 14, 2016? 
During the Eagle Valley Land Exchange in 2012, the U.S. Forest Service transferred the West Avon parcel to the Town of Avon. One condition of the transfer was that the preserve must be closed during the winter and spring to protect critical Bald Eagle winter habitat. Please respect the closures of Saddle Ridge, Avon Singletree Connector, Lee's Way Down, Wyse Way, and Wild West Ridge during this important time of year for wildlife. The upper trails Our Backyard, Beaver Creek Overlook, and PB&J remain open year round. There's plenty of trail out there, so please respect these closures!


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Yours in conservation, 

Eagle Valley Land Trust

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