Author: Jim Daus

1,540-acre Hardscrabble Ranch is Conserved

After months of negotiations and feverish pre-purchase research and fundraising, the county’s conservation of Hardscrabble Ranch closed July 31st. The 1,540 acre property stretches for 3.3 miles along Brush Creek Road and includes 8...

June 24, 2017 – EVLT Ranching Heritage Tour Returns

Connect with our local ranching community by joining Eagle Valley Land Trust for a day-long bus tour. Visit two iconic ranches and learn from the families who live and work the land.

2017 EVLT Legacy Festival a Great Success

Congratulations to  …Ann Logan, winner of Cow Patty Bingo and $1,000 and two nights in Vail courtesy of Gemini Resorts …and to Briana Fernandez Luna, winner of Baa Baa Bingo and $100 and a...

Thank you! Here’s the Grid…

Thank you for attending the 2017 Eagle Valley Land Trust Legacy Festival. Together, we’re all making a difference.  Special thanks to our title sponsor, Alpine Bank. Check out their Green Initiative here. Click the...

COW PATTY BINGO RETURNS TO THE EVLT LEGACY FESTIVAL!

THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE FOR 2017. Thanks to all who helped make this a great success. To learn about our upcoming events, click here. The EVLT Legacy Festival Returns Saturday, May 13,...

Cow Patty Bingo Returns to the 2017 EVLT Legacy Festival

Together, we are all making a difference. THIS EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND IS OVER FOR 2017. TO LEARN ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS, CLICK HERE. LIMITED DEEDS NOW AVAILABLE.  Click here to get...

EVLT Character: Development and Land Conservation

Character.  I want to express some of my thoughts about the character of the Vail Valley (Eagle Valley) and what we can do to maintain that character for ourselves and for our children and...

Countywide Collaboration Creates 100 Acre Conservation Easement

  Click the above image to enlarge the protected lands map. In a place where adventure and learning never hibernate, you can add land preservation to that list. On Tuesday, December 20th, Walking Mountains...

HIKING WITH EAGLE VALLEY LAND TRUST

Hike with EVLT

What: Join Eagle Valley Land trust to explore conserved lands throughout Eagle county. Each month we will be leading a nature hike on a different public conservation easement in Eagle County. When: 2017 Schedule...

2015 Supporters

Sustaining Council ($10,000+) Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bronfman II Mr. and Mrs. Jay Precourt Mr. Kent Erickson and Ms. Barbara Krichbaum Mr. and Mrs. David C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cargill II...

2016 Supporters

Coming Soon! Sustaining Council ($10,000+) Guardian of our Land ($5,000-$9,999) Steward of our Land ($2,500-$4,999) Protector of our Land ($1,250-2,499) Defender of our Land ($500-1,249) Community Member ($250-499) Supporting Member ($100-$249) Contributing Member ($25-$99)

Community Land Connection Series – Nature Hike

Join Eagle Valley Land Trust Stewardship Manager, Jessica Foulis, Town of Vail Watershed Education Coordinator, Peter Wadden, and Eagle River Watershed Council Projects and Events Coordinator, Brooke Ranney, as we explore Meadow Creek Open...

BUD GATES

Bud Gates Memorial Fund

Bud Gates once said, “before you train kids, you should train a horse.” You see, Bud understood that there are many ways that the ranching lifestyle – hard work, discipline, and care for the...

COLORADO RIVER CORRIDOR CAMPAIGN

Colorado River Corridor Campaign

Have you driven the Colorado River Road recently?  Development threatens this extraordinary, intact, natural landscape just north of the Vail Valley. We hope that as you learn more you will be moved to make...

WE LIKE LAKE CREEK CAMPAIGN

The “We Like Lake Creek!” Campaign

The Lake Creek Valley has been a focus of your local Land Trust for many years.  We believe Lake Creek should be saved and preserved in its natural state!  Thus, we remain focused on...

Dewey Park

Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle County Open Space partnered to complete the Dewey Park Conservation Easement on October 31.  This highly visible property lies along the east bank of the Colorado River, just...

ABRAMS CREEK

Abrams Creek

The Abrams Creek open space deal took 15 years, and was worth every minute, said John Staight, town of Eagle’s open space coordinator. After Eagle, Eagle County and the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee signed...

CORDILLERA RIDGELINE

Cordillera Ridgeline

This exciting landscape preservation project in the Lake Creek valley is another partnership between the Eagle Valley Land Trust, US Forest Service and Eagle County’s Open Space Department. A permanent conservation easement saves and...

How do I determine the value of a donated easement?

Only a qualified real estate appraiser can determine the value of an easement donation for tax purposes. The appraiser will consider the property’s ‘highest and best use’ — under current zoning — and its...