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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: Together we can double conservation in ten years

As open spaces in our community become fewer and farther between, protected land becomes far more valuable, and protecting more land grows increasingly critical. As we chip away at a pipeline of exciting large-scale projects focused on protecting the scenic open spaces, critical wildlife migration corridors, and recreation opportunities that support our mental and physical well-being, we’re grateful to this community for its continued support. 

It’s because of you that we’re ready to take on this goal to double conservation in the next ten years. Thank you for joining us on this journey to protect our community’s most important lands. Forever. For all.

Trust Our Land: Championing wildlife as the seasons change

By Keri Inouye Sunrise breaks over the Cordillera Ridgeline. Below, in the meadow where they bedded down the evening before, Rocky Mountain elk shake the frost off their coats. They spent much of the spring and summer roaming this alpine …

Sweetwater Lake | Information and FAQ’s

by Bergen Tjossem

Note: Sweetwater Lake is in transition between private and public ownership. Please give managers time to activate the property. Signage, infrastructure, and access projects are in progress. US Forest Service trails surrounding the property are open to the public.All photographs …

Trust Our Land: Help wildlife this holiday season

by Bergen Tjossem

Last year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Vail Daily released some disturbing news: our local elk populations have dropped by 50 percent since 2007. Unfortunately, these animals haven’t moved somewhere else; the herd has decreased due to a variety …

Trust Our Land: Help wildlife this holiday season

by Bergen Tjossem

[smartslider3 slider=15] Last year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Vail Daily released some disturbing news: our local elk populations have dropped by 50 percent since 2007. Unfortunately, these animals haven’t moved somewhere else; the herd has decreased due to a …

Our Valley – Ridgway Ranch

by Bergen Tjossem

[smartslider3 slider=15] 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 community, forever. The Ridgway …