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As snow flies around Granby and as Grand County recuperates from the destructive East Troublesome Fire, Colorado Headwaters Land Trust continues to preserve and steward 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.

Through everything, we have several projects in the works that are getting close to closing, including one by the end of 2020! Our staff and board are also spending a lot of time learning about ways the land trust can continue to help rebuild Grand County after the fire. These ideas range from working with current easement landowners to regenerate their landscape with native flora, to better understanding how wildfires and other natural disasters affect appraisals and baseline reports (both of which are necessary for conservation easements), to educating our neighbors with ways to mitigate the damages caused by wildfires and other natural disasters in the mountains.

We can expand our outreach and education with your generosity and support.

This year’s annual event looked a little different than usual as we adapted to the 2020 landscape of virtual activities. Hats Off for Headwaters: Virtual Event Series and Online Auction ran online at from Sunday, October 18 through Sunday, October 25. It included a silent auction and two online panels with our founders and some of our landowners. The other two planned panels from the event are being rescheduled for later in the season, so stay tuned!

Thank you to all our sponsors and auction donors, as well as everyone who logged in to bid on items or donate directly. You can see the sponsors listed here. Special thanks go to our panelists: Martha Hut, Liz McIntyre, Katie Soles, and Melanie Zwick from our Founders Panel, and Merrit Linke, Bethany Parsons, and Chris Sammons from the Landowners Panel.

If you missed the panels during the event, check out our YouTube page to watch the recordings or click below:
Founders Panel
Landowners Panel
This year’s event raised about $30,000! We are thankful for all the support we have received and look forward to another successful year in 2021!

It’s not too late to give after the event: go to to show your support!

The CHLT community grew since the last letter in October: please welcome Alden Whittaker to the Board! She comes to us with a lifetime of experience working in conservation both in the USA and throughout central Africa, and we are excited to have her on the Board. You can read her bio on the website.

We also made headway on the Granby Highlands Trails Conservation Easement! The easement will conserve about 780 acres of land owned by the Town of Granby north of the Colorado River at the corner of US-40 and US-34. It will also include nearly two miles of the Colorado River, and will be for public benefit, public enjoyment, and public access. This summer we received a commitment from Grand County’s Open Lands, Rivers, and Trails (OLRT) to help fund the project.

Another large funding source for projects like Granby Highlands Trails includes supporters like you!

You can also donate through Colorado’s largest online donation day: CO Gives Day, on Tuesday, Dec. 08! CHLT is a proud member of Grand County Gives, the collaborative campaign supporting over 20 local nonprofits. Visit to give and learn more.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue protecting Grand County’s land and resources, educating others about the value of open spaces, and bringing the community together over our shared love of where we live.

To make your gift, please visit our website, call our office: (970) 887-1177, or send check or card information to:

Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
PO Box 1938
Granby, CO 80446

You can also click here (or the green button, below) to learn about other ways to give to CHLT. If these opportunities interest you, please consult your legal or financial advisor to learn more and to start the process.

With your help, we will continue protecting the land we love.
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Jeremy D. Krones | Executive Director
Cray Healy | Board President
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