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Save the Date for Our Annual Event!

Our Annual Event is still six months away, but please save the date!

It will be on Friday, July 10 , at the B Lazy 2 Ranch in Fraser. As in previous years, there will be plenty of delicious food and drinks, an entertaining raffle and auction, and of course plenty of friends both old and new!

Please stay tuned for more information.
We have begun a strategic planning process!
We know that many of our supporters have thoughts to share about the organization's present and future work, and we want to hear from you! Stay tuned for organized surveys and 'town hall' meetings, but in the interim you are always welcome to contact the CHLT office to giv e feedback and input.
Ed Herpel served on the CHLT Board of Directors from 2016-2020, including as Vice President and Chair of the Board Development & Recruitment Committee.
Dear CHLT Board Members, Staff, Friends, and Community Members,

While due to business and personal demands I have to resign being a Board member of Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, I have to say that I truly valued my time on the Board. My fellow Board members and the CHLT staff were great to work with and I believe we accomplished a lot to the greater benefit of Grand County. As I look at the current CHLT Board and staff, I truly believe the organization is poised to do even greater things in the future.

I resigned from the Board for two main reasons. First, moving down to the Front Range has made it more difficult to remain actively involved in ongoing work of the organization. Second, I am currently working in a start-up biopharmaceutical consulting firm and building the business has been taking up a major part of my time. So, while I definitely had mixed emotions about my decision, I felt the best thing to do was to resign from the Board.

Ed Herpel
We also bid farewell to Graham Powers from our Board of Directors!
Graham served on the CHLT board for a full six years (2014-2020), including as Chair of the Events, Fundraising, and Marketing Committee. He and his wife Louise have been committed supporters of CHLT and numerous other Grand County organizations for many years, and we look forward to working with them both far into the future to ensure that Grand County remains a beautiful and welcoming place for all.
The 2020 Executive Committee Lineup
President :
Cray Healy
Vice President :
Paula Metcalf Stuart
Treasurer :
David Doty
Secretary :
Melinda McWilliams
At-Large :
Stewart McNab
"It was a privilege and a pleasure to serve as Board President the past two years. During that time we found a dynamic Executive Director to move us forward and we developed new momentum toward our goal of preserving open places in Grand County at a time when the pressure from the Front Range is rapidly increasing."

Stewart McNab , CHLT President 2018-2020

"CHLT looks forward to celebrating our 25th year of operation in 2020! We will continue to work with our community partners to preserve and steward open lands in Grand County. The headwaters area of the Colorado River is exceptional, and our board and staff is dedicated to furthering the mission of CHLT."

Cray Healy , CHLT President 2017-2018, 2020-2021
Follow Us on Social Media!
We are active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Here are some of our posts from January, but find more on our pages!
Jan 08: An inspirational quote for your  #wednesdaywisdom ! This was chosen by one of our newer board members, Dr. Kelli Archie. Conservation relies on all of us working together, seeing what the future can hold in the field and not simply doing the rote work.
Jan 29: We have a new board lineup, including a new Executive Committee! Stay tuned for some notes from the past and present presidents and those board members who departed in the last few weeks.
Jan 09: Wondering what it is we really do? Know the term "conservation easement" but don't know what it means? Our friends at the  Taos Land Trust  take great care to explain it to you in their latest podcast episode ! Some of the information is specific to New Mexico, but the history and general defintions - as well as the threats, benefits, and descriptions of a land trust's relationship with landowners - are ubiquitous for all land trusts, including ours!

Jan 16: It's been a good year - a few good years - but not good enough. We need more water-conscious action throughout the greater Colorado River basin if we want to continue using and growing the Southwest in healthy, sustainable ways. Conservation of private property along the waterways is a key component of long-term conservation and protection of the Colorado River.

Jan 17: Colorado holds a place in the conservation world as an innovator - we were the first state to embrace a conservation tax credit exchange, providing even more incentive for landowners to perpetually protect their land through conservation easements. While there are parties pushing back in support of ever more enticing options for conservation, we must also accept today's reality and understand what we are allowed to do or not. This informative post from Leslie Ratley-Beach at the Land Trust Alliance breaks down the new IRS rules and regulations regarding conservation tax credits.
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