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Respect The Wild Campaign | Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance

by Bergen Tjossem

Head over to https://www.vvmta.org/respectthewild/ to learn more about the Respect the Wild Campaign, take the pledge, and enter to win! The winter has brought some of our county’s most distinguished members down for the mountaintops and to the forefront of …

Trust Our Land | Here’s where we’re at with Sweetwater Lake

by Bergen Tjossem

Four years ago, a beloved local property, Sweetwater Lake, went up for sale after development plans failed to materialize once again. It had been on the verge of private development for decades. The most recent proposal? Luxury homes, a golf …

Earth Week With EVLT | 2023

by Bergen Tjossem

  Join EVLT and partners for a week of conservation, learning, connection, and camaraderie to protect the wildlife habitat and open spaces that our community depends on. As trails around our community open, we’re launching our signature Community Land Connection …

Earth Day Restoration Project – Calling all volunteers!

by Bergen Tjossem

Spring’s arrival marks the beginning of another recreation season across the Rocky Mountains. Last year, a fire sparked west of the Town of Gypsum on public lands and burned approximately 95 acres before being contained, leaving some damage to the …

Sweetwater Lake FAQ’s

by Bergen Tjossem

  Where we are today: Using the Sweetwater Vision Statement as a guide, the Sweetwater planning process continues. Over the last year several improvements have been made to the Sweetwater area, including a new boat dock to provide better access …

Sweetwater Lake Vision Statement

by Bergen Tjossem

Sweetwater Lake is where current and future generations of Americans can recreate, connect with the natural environment, appreciate the cultural and natural history, and experience the freedom from the developed world like their grandparents may have 50 years ago; connecting with our western …

Trust Our Land: Why Community Conservation Matters

by Bergen Tjossem

Conservation has come a long way since the days of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir. Simply acquiring large swaths of land isn’t enough to protect wildlife and other conservation values, nor does it maximize community benefit. What’s changed in conservation …

Trust Our Land: The Local Businesses Protecting Lands & Watersheds

by Bergen Tjossem

    Trust Our Land: The Local Businesses Protecting Lands & Watersheds By Bergen Tjossem   It’s been almost 5 years since Sunrise Minturn, Alpine Quest Sports, and Minturn Anglers started contributing on a daily basis to the Land & …

Press Release: Eagle Valley Land Trust Purchases Wildflower Farm

by Bergen Tjossem

  1-Acre property and building to become center for community conservation   [Edwards, CO, November 18th] The Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) purchased 33601 Highway 6 on November 17, 2022 to serve as a new center for community conservation. EVLT …