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1996

EVLT was awarded a grant by the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, which was matched by local dollars to complete the funding necessary to hire an Executive Director to lead the organization.

2014

In 2014, Jim Daus was named the new Executive Director at the Eagle Valley Land Trust. Read this story about Jim’s accomplishments during his four years at our helm.

2013

From 2013 to 2014, EVLT added four new conservation easements, totaling more than 930 acres of conserved land for Eagle county residents and visitors. Three of these conservation easements include Duck Pond, Horn Ranch Conveyance, and the West Avon Preserve.

2012

EVLT added five new conservation easements, totaling more than 350 acres of publicly accessible lands. The hallmark of these efforts was the successful Homestead Conservation and Public Recreation Project, which provides extensive public trail systems and ‘front door’ access points …

2009

Kara Heide was named Executive Director of EVLT. The annual conservation easement monitoring program and land stewardship program were expanded. Community outreach, public awareness, and conservation education became a strong focus.

2008

EVLT became one of the first land trusts to be awarded national accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance. The accreditation seal is awarded to land trusts that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

2007

EVLT was selected to be one of 22 land trusts to participate in the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission’s pilot program. 

2004

From 2004 to 2008, EVLT added 14 conservation easements to the community portfolio of permanently protected land, consisting of more than 4,000 acres conserved forever. Additionally, the Eagle River Preserve was created, a 72-acre conservation easement with over a mile …

2003

Eagle County Commissioners established the Eagle County Open Space Program which is funded annually by the mill levy authorized by the voters.

2002

Driven by the leadership of long-time supporter Diana Cecala and President Emeritus, Dr. Thomas Steinberg, EVLT led a community-wide effort to create a dedicated source of funds at the county level to acquire open space and conserve it for the …