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Trust Our Land: Conservation is for Everyone

By Keri Inouye The words “community” and “conservation” are two of my favorites in the English language. Individually, they represent many of the values that I (and I suspect many of you) hold dear: social engagement, interconnectedness, shared purpose, cultural …

Alpine Bank supports the Eagle Valley Land Trust for over 18 years

Alpine Bank is continuing their ongoing support of the Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) by sponsoring the nonprofit’s annual Farm to Fork event. The employee-owned bank headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Colorado operates in communities across the state from the Front …

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 …

Trust Our Land: Protect Wildlife as Seasons Change

by Bergen Tjossem

By Bergen Tjossem. Photo by Eaglevalleywild.org   Well, it happened again. Summer gave way to fall which is transitioning into early winter faster than many of us are ready to accept.  We’re not the only ones preparing our minds and …

Trust Our Land | What are your barriers to access?

by Bergen Tjossem

By Rachael Brard. Photo by Eaglevalleywild.org If public land is all around us, why isn’t everyone in our community able to enjoy it? This is a question that the Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) is often asked. Looking at a …

Trust our Land: What is “Community Conservation”?

by Bergen Tjossem

  By Adde Sharp   Just for a moment, imagine a community, our community, without open lands and wild spaces. Then imagine the opposite – abundant land, but without the ecological and human communities that call that land home. Neither …

Trust Our Land: Tools of the trade, stewardship edition

by Bergen Tjossem

By Torrey Davis   I’ve taken my little Subaru, Pearl, as I fondly call her, many fantastic places over the years. We’ve deftly (and maybe a bit foolishly) crawled over rocks, barrelled through conglomerates of mud and snow with gumption, …