WE ARE FOR building on our history and preserving our heritage.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust was founded in 1981 by ranching advocate and conservationist Roger Tilkemeier. Originally called the Eagle County Land Conservancy, the organization became the Eagle Valley Land Trust in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported entirely by charitable contributions. EVLT was the third land trust established in the state of Colorado.
A JOURNEY OF MEMORABLE MOMENTS
TODAY AND INTO THE FUTURE
The Eagle Valley Land Trust annually stewards, monitors, and inspects over 14,000 acres of land conserved for the benefit of our county, its residents, and our guests in the greater Eagle River Valley and surrounding counties. Currently, the Land Trust holds conservation easements on 38 properties that include working ranches, scenic viewsheds, riparian and wildlife habitats, and community accessible open space. These properties stretch from East Vail to the entrance of Glenwood Canyon and from Tennessee Pass near Leadville to Yarmony Mountain near the Routt County border.
EVLT continues to actively pursue new conservation projects by identifying future lands for protection within our mountain community so that the land we love will be here FOREVER. FOR ALL.