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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Native Seeds Helping to Restore Ecosystems Around Local Trail

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, July 17, 2023-

A new seed collection and propagation program along the Monument Connector Trail in Grand Junction is providing more native plants at a lower cost to help restore the ecosystem around the trail.

The program, which started last fall, is a collaborative effort between the Colorado West Land Trust’s Monument Stewards group and the city of Grand Junction.

Volunteers, with direction from the city’s horticulture staff, helped collect seed that is now being grown into seedlings by ...

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CWLT staff hiking trail through conserved property

Redlands property conservation preserves trail access

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, June 9, 2023- Public access to trails on 27 acres of land in the Redlands will be preserved after the property owners worked with Colorado West Land Trust to conserve the land.

The property is located between The Ridges and Redlands 360 development and includes trails that are accessible to walkers, cyclists and dog owners, which interconnect with adjacent communities, creating outdoor recreational opportunities in the area, according to a press release from Colorado West Land Trust.

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CWLT staff in new Montrose office board room .

Downtown digs for land trust

Montrose Daily Press, May 23, 2023- Colorado West Land Trust has opened a new office in Montrose, at 7 Townsend Ave.

This office is an expansion from CWLT’s main office in Grand Junction and signifies the organization’s commitment to conserving agricultural land, wildlife habitat, and scenic open space across western Colorado.

Since its inception in 1980 as Mesa Land Trust, which later merged with Black Canyon Regional Land Trust to form CWLT, the organization has created more than 600 conservation agreements in ...

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