Larry Vickerman

Larry Vickerman

Water in the Wet Mountain Valley. Mention it, and people pay attention.

This year is one of abundance, but every year is a crapshoot on whether our watersheds will get the snow needed to ensure an adequate supply for agriculture and residential use in Custer County. Many times, it comes down to a few key snowstorms in the spring.

 

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For the third time, the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, based in Salida, has filed an augmentation plan that uses Wet Mountain Valley water. San Isabel Land Protection Trust opposes this action in order to protect water resources on our conservation easements.

More than 42,000 acres protected. Help us do more.

Private lands are important to our health, wealth and heritage. We work with landowners to protect the precious resources that define our region.

  • “Because San Isabel is pro-agriculture, we were able to work closely with them to craft the contract we felt comfortable with. It allows us to capture revenue off the land while still living on it and maintaining full autonomy of ownership.”

    – Elin Parker Ganschow, Music Meadows Ranch and Sangres Best

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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.