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Landowner Conservation Workshop SUCCESS

by Bergen Tjossem

 

EVLT, in Collaboration with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, hosted an outstanding landowner and manager conservation workshop in Gypsum, Colorado on January 20th. Turnout exceeded expectations – over 25 landowners and managers attended the event.

Ultimately, the goal for the workshop was to start a conversation with landowners about conservation. EVLT, like most Land Trusts nationwide, holds that landowners are the best stewards of their own land. Thus, we aimed to introduce attendees to the conservation resources we offer, which are available on our website. The workshop provided an overview of conservation easements and associated tax benefits, as well as new state water efficiency regulations. The workshop also gave landowners an opportunity to ask questions, express concerns, and speak with representatives of three different accredited land trusts.

 

Are you curious about conservation on your land?

If you missed the workshop, it’s not too late to learn about conservation easements – we have informational materials available upon request. In addition, we are currently offering FREE conservation consultations for landowners in Eagle County! A consultation includes talking through tax and other benefits of CE’s and information about the conservation easement process with our friendly staff.

If you are interested in a consultation, receiving informational materials, or have any conservation questions, please contact Jessica Foulis at jfoulis@evlt.org.

This workshop’s success was a result of collaboration between our partners – Thank you Molly Fales and Erik Glenn of Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Ariel Steele of Tax Credit Connections, inc., and Rick Bumgardner of the Colorado Division of Water Resources.

 

 

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