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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 directly from local neighborhoods into the White River National Forest. This was  Phase II of the Land Trust’s “We Like Lake Creek!” campaign to create a mosaic of conservation in the Lake Creek region.

We received the Jane Silverstein Ries Award for our “pioneering sense of awareness and stewardship of land use values in the Rocky Mountain region”.  And we were named the “Small Non Profit of the Year” by the Vail Valley Partnership.