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A successful Eagle County ranch tour!
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Thanks for your interest in EVLT's latest news.  Read about these and other important updates below:

  • Legacy Festival presented by Vail Resorts Epic Promise was a success by all measures!
  • EVLT's ranch tour showcased local ranching heritage and its important role in the fabric of our community.
  • Your conserved properties are looking great!
EVLT Collaborates in Avon Bike Race Decision

The Avon Town Council on Tuesday denied the application for the GoPro Mountain Games mtnEnduro bike race on the West Avon Preserve. The 478 acre West Avon Preserve conservation easement was signed May 9, 2013, as part of the historic Eagle Valley Land Exchange.

EVLT is pleased with the outcome and how it, the Town of Avon, the Vail Valley Foundation, and the community were deliberate and collaborative throughout the approval process for this event. Read the Vail Daily article and Executive Director's letter to the editor.
EVLT Bus Tour Celebrates Ranching Heritage

On August 22, 73 people spent the day with EVLT, travelling by bus to three ranches throughout Eagle County.  The hosts were Loyd Gerard (Gypsum), Keith & Kendra Scott of the Eight Bar Ranch (Burns), and Old Dog and Cass Galloway of the Big Hat Alpaca Ranch (McCoy).
EVLT's 2015 ranch tour, including Big Hat Alpaca Ranch, was sold out. 73 participants enjoyed visits to several private ranches.
The Land Trust created the tour to foster support for, and a better understanding of, the ranching heritage in the community. To say the tour was a success is an understatement. 

"I thought the tour was perfect.  I have been bragging to my husband how great it was....It is hard to improve on something wonderful, so please do it again so my spouse can see all the marvelous things going on." - Jan Hensrud

Click here , to read more about our ranch tour!
Did you know...
...EVLT's Legacy Festival was a great success,  made possible by the forward-thinking support of conservation in our community by our sponsors, expo partners, attendees, and all involved. The Legacy Festival brought together local conservation-minded agencies, non-profits, and businesses to celebrate our collective successes in conserving and stewarding our rivers and land in Eagle County.

Cow Patty Bingo was a big success, and we thank all who participated to support our vital mission to protect land for people...forever!

...EVLT must monitor all its conserved properties yearly...forever?
Matt Stern, EVLT's Land Stewardship Specialist has nearly completed our annual property visits to ensure each landowner is complying with the terms of their specific conservation easement. It is safe to say the properties are thriving, and EVLT would like to thank our landowners for being incredible stewards of their properties.

A view overlooking land protected by Eagle Valley Land Trust near Eagle, Colorado

...the U.S. Forest Service has been forced to reduce management personnel by nearly 50% over the last 20 years!
While some Federal programs need trimming, the trimming of Forest Service management personnel by nearly 50% over the last 20 years, particularly as forest use has skyrocketed, is alarming and hurts us all. Support forest management by contacting your congressional representatives today. Already huge and rapidly growing, forest fire funding needs it's own emergency funding source. It should not continue to come at the drastic expense of forest operating and management funds as it has in recent years. For more information, read here.


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Yours in conservation, 

Eagle Valley Land Trust

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