Did you know that there's a new way to support the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust?
Consider donating your tax refund (all or a part) to support CHLT's work to protect the land we love in Grand County.

Taxpayers should look for the option to "Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit" on their refund or tax software. Then, insert the following:

A) Nonprofit's name: Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
B) Nonprofit's Secretary of State CCSA Registration Number (not the EIN). For CHLT, this number is: 20023003772
(Both name and number are required to efficiently and accurately make sure that the nonprofit the taxpayer intended gets the donation.)
C) Amount of donation

Please know that when making a donation through Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund the taxpayer can:
- Only designate ONE write-in nonprofit
- Give all or a part of their refund

More information can be found here.
Thank you for conserving land in Grand County for perpetuity!
Land Trust Accreditation
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. CHLT values its accreditation status and believes strongly in the importance of accreditation to complete our work. We know that you believe in us too. That is why we are asking for your help.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Colorado Headwaters Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards click here.
Click here to learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org.

Comments may also be faxed or mailed to:

Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Attn: Public Comments
36 Phila Street, Suite 2
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(fax) 518-587-3183
Comments on our application will be most useful by March 21.
Post-Wildfire Restoration
If you missed February's Post-Wildfire Restoration on Private Lands webinars offered by the Colorado State Forest Service, CSU and AloTerra Restoration Services, here are the links to view the recorded webinars:
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!
The New Possible
Climate change, economic inequality and social justice are systemic problems that are only deepening because of COVID-19.

The New Possible: Visions of Our World Beyond Crisis paints a path forward to a brighter future for everyone on the planet.

We are proud of CHLT Board member, Kellie Archie and her contributions to this fantastic book. Get your copy today!
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!
Let's Get Social!
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Here are a few of our posts from the last month. Find more on our pages.
Feb 26: "Don't miss tonight's Snow Moon! It will rise after sunset and reach peak illumination at 1:17am (MT).

Why is it called the Snow Moon?

Both Native Americans and colonial Americans named each of the year's full moons based on the weather, harvest, or animal behavior. February tends to be the snowiest month of the year in North America; so, it's full moon is appropriately nicknamed."
Feb 19: As we tromp off into another snowy weekend, we'd like to say thanks for helping us preserve and steward open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for our local working ranches. Conservation work now helps generations to come.
Feb 16: "It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it." - John Burroughs
Feb 09: Did you know that you can generate donations while shopping at no extra cost? Simply choose Colorado Headwaters Land Trust as your preferred charity when you shop on Amazon, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase to CHLT. Use this link to choose Colorado Headwaters Land Trust as your charity of choice: smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1320036
Thank you!

Feb 08: Need some motivation to enjoy the fresh snow on our local trails? Check out this recent article by Katie Hearsum for Snowshoe Magazine: The Ultimate Guide to Snowshoeing in Grand County, Colorado.
Shop Our Conservation Partners!
Support local land conservation by shopping at CHLT's Conservation Partners. These partners believe in the mission of the Land Trust and know 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!
Thank you for supporting Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
YOUR help today allows us to protect the lands we love for generations to come!
P.O. Box 1938, Granby, CO 80446 (970) 887-1177