Author: Bergen Tjossem

Trust Our Land: Help Us Save Sweetwater Lake

By Bergen Tjossem. Photos by Todd Winslow Pierce Nestled between the Flat Tops Wilderness and the White River National Forest lies one of our community’s most beautiful hidden gems – Sweetwater Lake – and...

Trust Our Land: Putting land to work for our community

By Jessica Foulis Conserving Eagle County’s most important lands for our community has been at the heart of the Eagle Valley Land Trust’s mission since its creation in the early 1980s. EVLT and land...

On Sweetwater Lake

Letter by Jack Bombardier. Photos by Todd Winslow Pierce   Sweetwater Lake is a jewel of spot, nestled against the eastern flank of the Flat Top Mountains. The Flat Tops aren’t the most famous...

Save The Lake | Talking Points

  Sweetwater Lake is a 488-acre private inholding within the White River National Forest, the most visited national forest in the country with approximately 15 million visitors per year. Approximately 75% of the lake...

Save The Lake | Writing a Letter of Support

Writing a letter of support for Save The Lake is easy and makes a big difference! It can be written in the body of an email, attached to an email as a word document...

Our Valley – Ridgway Ranch

The Conservation of Eagle County’s Brush Creek Valley has been a community effort for nearly 50 years. Your support is urgently needed to protect a critical piece of Brush Creek for our wildlife and...

The Land Trust on Berlaimont and East Vail

The Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) is dedicated to protecting land, wildlife habitat, and open spaces for our community. To be successful in our mission, EVLT relies on thoughtful and pragmatic conservation strategies established...

Garden To Glass 2019

  Garden to Glass is back on August 22nd. Garden to Glass is an exciting cocktail reception featuring a cocktail competition that challenges local mixologists, bartenders, sommeliers, and chefs to create their most sensational...

Neal Kimmel

Neal was born in Long Island, New York and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While living in NYC, he quickly decided that there had to be a better way of life than living...

Eric Eves

Eric is a life long local of the Vail Valley. He’s lived throughout the Valley and have explored many of it’s open lands. When not tied to a desk you can be sure you...

Sue Nikolai, Land & Rivers Program Director

Sue has lived in Eagle for 13 years with her husband, Markian Feduschak, and their 2 daughters.  She worked for the Colorado Outward Bound School for 25 years as a field instructor, Program Director...

4th Annual Farm to Fork & Garden to Glass

Tickets on Sale Now Farm to Fork  |  Garden to Glass August 22, 2019 | Copper Bar Ranch, Edwards, Colorado Scroll Down for Event Information   Proceeds from Farm to Fork and Garden to...

Nancy Glass, Special Projects Manager

Nancy previously worked as EVLT’s office manager and stewardship manager. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and long road trips, mountain hikes, skiing, kayaking and reading.

Eagle Valley Land Trust Public Notice of Reaccreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Eagle Valley Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying...

LWCF Overwhelmingly Passes Both Houses of Congress

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is overwhelmingly in support of permanently reauthorizing the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Natural Resources Management Act, a public lands package that includes LWCF, passed the Senate...

Trust Our Land: Creating Safe Passages for Wildlife

Sharing our home with wildlife is part of living in the mountains. It’s a piece of our Eagle County identity, and a reason many people moved here in the first place. Our furry friends...

2018 Supporters

Sustaining Council ($10,000+) Anonymous Judy and Peter Copses Barbara Krichbaum and Kent Erickson George Family Foundation Tara and Bob Levine Jenny and Flip Maritz Pam and Ben Peternell Molly and Jay Precourt Scrooby Foundation...