San Isabel Land Protection Trust Welcomes New Board President

San Isabel is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Vickerman as Board President. Also joining the board of directors in 2015 is Woody Beardsley.


Larry Vickerman-photo courtesy of Preservation Photography

As a 4th generation Wet Mountain Valley rancher, Larry also brings 20 years of non-profit leadership experience to his position as president. Larry is the Director of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a 700-acre farm and public garden in Littleton, Colorado. Additionally, he has worked in public horticulture and landscape restoration for over 25 years. While Larry now lives in Denver with his wife Marcia, he is frequently in the valley visiting the family ranch. Larry obtained a B.S. from Colorado State University in Landscape Management in 1990 and a M.S. in Not-for-Profit Management from University of Washington in 1993. In 2009, The Vickerman family placed a conservation easement on their 720-acres of ranchland which is held by San Isabel.

“Becoming President of San Isabel Land Protection Trust is just one more way to serve this great organization and community,” said Larry. “The staff, board of directors, members, and many volunteers give tirelessly of their time and talents to protect one of the last great ranching valleys in Colorado. Working with all of them is an honor.”

San Isabel is also pleased to welcome back Woody Beardsley to the board of directors. Woody’s family roots date back four generations in the Wet Mountain Valley. In fact, his Great Grandfather, George Bostwick Beardsley, once upon a time was the Mayor of Westcliffe. Today, Woody is a real estate Broker with Mirr Ranch Group, one of the west’s premiere ranch marketing firms. With an expertise in legacy ranches and conservation properties, Woody brings broad experience to the San Isabel board. He is the co-founder and President of Hybrid Energy Group (HEG) a renewable energy development and finance company located in Denver, CO, and was formerly a land use and conservation specialist in Montana and Colorado with the Trust for Public Land. Woody has diverse professional experience ranging from an environmental activist to commercial real estate developer, and has served on a number of non-profit committees and boards.


In addition to his significant business and real estate skills, Woody has a great love of the outdoors, and pursues a variety of personal interests. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis and Clark College (’81), and a Master of Science degree from the University of Montana (’97). He is a proud and dedicated father of a 12-year-old daughter and lives in Denver.

For more information, please contact Kristie Nackord, Development Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 783.3018.

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