This week the Monument Stewards, a group of regular volunteers, joined the City of Grand Junction to prepare seeds for the growing season. Volunteers collected these seeds last year and they needed to be cleaned and prepared before planting. The seeds will be housed and grown in the City’s greenhouses and later planted by volunteers in the spring in areas disturbed by the construction of the next phase of the Monument Trail. Thank you to all the volunteers’ continued involvement ...Continue Reading →
This week, the Colorado West Land Trust, Delta County, and the Western Slope Conservation Center led a group to tour the site of a new project they are partnering on to provide a new boat ramp, supporting infrastructure, shoreline access, and a wildlife habitat area on a conserved property along the Gunnison River.
These three groups recognized the potential beneath the vacant, unmaintained parcel ...Continue Reading →
Colorado has recently felt the increasing effects of devastating wildfires. Federal and state agencies have been working hard to prevent the risk of catastrophic wildfires on public lands, but 60% of Colorado’s land is privately owned. Wildfire isn’t contained by property lines and landowners in Log Hill Mesa set out to reduce the risk of wildfire spread on their property.
The Montgomery family partnered with Colorado West Land Trust, West Region Wildfire Council, and Log Hill Fire Protection District to protect ...Continue Reading →
The Colorado West Land Trust and Eureka! Science Museum teamed up to lead a group of volunteers, the Monument Stewards, that tackle stewardship projects along the Monument Trail including pulling weeds, watering native plants, and general maintenance of the area. The goal of this group is to instill a stewardship ethic in those who enjoy open space.
The Monument Stewards concluded their final volunteer day of the season with a native seed collection day. Horticulturalists from the ...Continue Reading →
Porch-side Popups and Montrose Open House
Each fall Colorado West Land Trust hosts community events designed to help us get to know our landowners, supporters, and community members a little better.
On October 19th, the Land Trust held a Montrose Open House in the southeast portion of our region where over 35 individuals joined us to hear about CWLT’s latest efforts. We enjoyed visiting the CWLT community in this area and testing your knowledge with some trivia. We’d also like the ...Continue Reading →