Local nonprofit organization restores native plant species to the Grand Valley

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Volunteers have been hard at work restoring native plant species all over the western slope. The Monument Stewards program, a collaborative effort led by Colorado West Land Trust and the City of Grand Junction, took to the popular hike-and-bike Lunch Loop trailhead this Wednesday to harvest seeds from native plants. Their goal ...

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Land Trust launches map feature to connect locals to ag businesses

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, July 6, 2024-

The Colorado West Land Trust has launched a new feature on its website to help people find locally produced agriculture from farms that have also conserved their land.

The Land Trust recently announced that a new interactive map showing where you can buy produce and services from its conserved landowners was available on its website. Colorado West Land Trust Executive Director Rob Bleiberg said this was something other land trusts have done and they wanted ...

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Dry Creek Farms conservation agreement aimed at preserving ag legacy

Montrose Daily Press, May 28, 2024-

The Anderson family of Olathe, with Colorado West Land Trust, announce the successful conservation of Dry Creek Farms, a pivotal step in preserving the rich agricultural heritage and vital water resources of the Uncompahgre Valley.

The Anderson family are fourth-generation Uncompahgre Valley farmers and owners of Dry Creek Farms, which encompasses 345 acres of ...

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Colorado Land Trust launches Forty Forever campaign

Montrose Daily Press, February 4, 2024-

The Colorado West Land Trust (CWLT) unveils the public phase of its transformative Forty Forever: Seeding the Future campaign, a $1.8 million initiative aimed at bolstering the Land Trust’s capabilities to address urgent needs, following a successful kick-off event at Carlson Vineyards Downtown Tasting Room ...

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Alpine Bank donated $10,000 to Colorado West Land Trust in 2023

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, January 5, 2024- The Colorado West Land Trust raised $20,000 in 2023 to support its conservation mission with the help of a matching donation from Alpine Bank.

Alpine Bank offered a $10,000 matching donation as part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2023, and as a recognition of the Land Trust’s 40th anniversary, ...

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Two Mesa County restoration projects receive $83K

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, December 11, 2023-

Mesa County was awarded $83,550 from Great Outdoors Colorado for restoration projects.

The two restoration projects where the funds will go are at Palisade’s Riverbend Park along the Colorado River and Pinyon Mesa just south of Grand Junction.

The grants are part of GOCO’s Conservation Service Corps program. GOCO partners with Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) to employ conservation service corps crews across the state on outdoor recreation and stewardship projects. CYCA represents a ...

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Land Trust program building resilience on Glade Park

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, November 27, 2023-

On Glade Park, just a few miles west of Grand Junction and above the Colorado National Monument, the Colorado West Land Trust is helping landowners manage their properties for drought and wildfire, while developing a conservation management program that can be implemented across western Colorado.

This year was the first year of a three year grant funded program on Glade Park and Pinon Mesa that aims to show how to successfully improve a landscape’s resiliency, ...

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Bradley family conserves farm for future generations

Montrose Daily Press, August 9, 2023- Preserving the picturesque North Fork Valley for future generations is at the heart of a new partnership between Colorado West Land Trust and the Bradley family.

This collaboration permanently protects approximately 55 acres of pristine fruitland in eastern Delta County, ensuring the preservation of Black Bridge Winery and Orchard Valley Farms.

The partnership helps secure important local food production, provides opportunities for the next generation, protects habitat along the North Fork of the Gunnison River, and ...

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