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San Isabel Land Protection Trust invites the community to a private viewing of The Great Divide, a feature length documentary film from the Emmy award-winning team of Havey Productions.

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Kristie Nackord

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Nearly 300 guests over the course of two days enjoyed fine art, food and wine during the 19th annual Art for the Sangres at A Painted View Ranch. Over $147,000 in art was sold during the event, 40% of which supports conservation efforts in Southern Colorado.

 

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Kristie Nackord

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For 10 days out on the Bluff Park in Westcliffe residents and visitors alike might’ve seen a crew wearing yellow hard hats. Those belonged to the Southwest Conservation Corps who were working to fix erosion issues at the Park.

 

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A team of artists from across the country and beyond will help paint a brighter future for land conservation this Saturday during the 19th Annual Art for the Sangres at A Painted View Ranch near Westcliffe.

 

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Kristie Nackord

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San Isabel Land Protection Trust (San Isabel) was recently awarded a $382,700 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). The money will go toward the purchase of a conservation easement on 2,051 acres of Redwing Ranch in Huerfano County.

 

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Kristie Nackord

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Once slated as the site for a high rise hotel, The Bluff Park is now protected forever thanks to a conservation easement donated by San Isabel Land Protection Trust to Colorado Open Lands.

 

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The big tents were up on The Bluff this past weekend, this time to celebrate San Isabel Land Protection Trust’s 20th Anniversary.

 

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Kristie Nackord

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San Isabel believes an important premise of private land conservation is that private landowners are the best stewards. That’s why the land is productive, full of wildlife, beautiful and worth protecting. However, over time, we suffer droughts, invasions by different weeds, forest pests, and other challenges. San Isabel would like to support our landowners in facing these challenges.

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Kristie Nackord

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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.

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Henry Watson has joined the San Isabel team as our summer intern. He is responsible for monitoring many of our conservation easements as well as working on special assignments.

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This morning, Governor Hickenlooper signed Colorado Senate Bill 206 into law, providing greater financial return to landowners who wish to protect their land and water with a conservation easement.


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Kristie Nackord

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Spring is in the air and San Isabel is gearing up to beautify the Bluff Park for the summer season. Volunteers are needed to dig holes, plant shrubs & flowers, rake, mulch, water plants, disperse seed & pull weeds.

 

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Kristie Nackord

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Poet and conservationist Gary Snyder once said: “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

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Hal Walter

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The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a program promoting public trust and ensuring permanence in the conservation of American lands, announced last week that Westcliffe-based San Isabel Land Protection Trust has received renewed Accreditation status. In 2009, San Isabel was one of the first land trusts in the nation to receive their initial accreditation.

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Kristie Nackord

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It seems to me extraordinary luck that my daughters’ early years are taking place here in an aspen grove on a protected ranch in the Wet Mountain Valley.

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Ben Lenth

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We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.