Janet Smith

Janet Smith

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:41

Our 2019 Fall/Winter newsletter is ready for you

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San Isabel Land Protection Trust is positioning itself and the region for a strong future. We update you on the challenges ahead and how we are navigating our way through them by using collaborative, innovative and regenerative approaches.

Read the 2019 Fall/Winter Newsletter here.

Thank you to those who have donated already in 2019. They have invested in a forever beautiful, wild and productive future for the people and nature of the San Isabel region. Please join them by giving before Dec. 31.

It’s not too late to let us know what you think the future should hold for the Bluff Park, a vital community asset.

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Linda Poole, executive director at San Isabel Land Protection Trust, talks about our “Open Park” event for the Bluff Park in a “Valley Views” interview with KLZR’s Gary Taylor. The interview will air on 91.7 FM after the news at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 24, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Friday, 18 October 2019 09:49

Make your mark on Bluff Park's future

 

The entire community is warmly invited to attend an “Open Park” event at the Bluff Park on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Thanks to a generous grant from the Laura Jane Musser Fund to San Isabel Land Protection Trust, the Open Park event will launch a community visioning process, which aims to culminate next spring in a comprehensive, long-range plan that adds value to the community through strategic management of the Bluff.

Valda Terauds, staff hydrologist at San Isabel Land Protection Trust, talks about fractured rock aquifers and how wells may behave in these areas in a “Valley Views” interview with KLZR’s Gary Taylor. The interview will air on 91.7 FM after the news at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 17, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Well owners in the fractured rock areas of Custer and Fremont counties are invited to learn more about the region’s groundwater resources.

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is sponsoring a community discussion on the characteristics of fractured rock aquifers and how wells may behave in these areas. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22,  in the community room at Cliff Lanes, 25 Main St., Westcliffe.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:15

Cathy Griffin named Volunteer of the Year

San Isabel Land Protection Trust named Cathy Griffin its Alice Proctor Outstanding Volunteer of the Year at the land trust’s annual member and volunteer appreciation event Aug. 18 at Mile 66 Ranch near Westcliffe.

 

 

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A key component of San Isabel Land Protection Trust’s Sustainable Water Program is finding and sharing the best available science and information with the people who live or own property in the region. Staff hydrologist Valda Terauds shared what she had learned about how water works in Custer County in a June 27, 2019, special presentation: “Hydrogeology in Custer County – a Tale of Many Aquifers.” 

Friday, 19 July 2019 16:45

Help plan the Bluff Park’s future

Envisioning the future of the Bluff Park is the focus of an $8,000 grant San Isabel Land Protection Trust has received from the Laura Jane Musser Fund.

The grant will provide resources for "open park" events and community meetings to develop a shared vision and management plan for the park. That will include identifying partners and ways to pay for sustaining the park in perpetuity. The park events and meetings are planned for this fall and winter.

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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.