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1997 – 2001

Brad Udall, son of U.S. Congressman Mo Udall and nephew of U. S. Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, became EVLT’s first Executive Director. Under his leadership, the Land Trust completed several significant projects, including the permanent protection of the Webster Ranch, the first conservation easement placed in the pristine Lake Creek Valley, an early achievement the Land Trust continues to build upon to this day with our “We Like Lake Creek!” campaign.

In 2000, we were honored by the Eagle County Soil Conservation District for our “numerous contributions to the field of soil and water conservation.”

During Udall’s tenure, nearly 2,000 acres of private property were protected with conservation easements and EVLT was successful in the public acquisition of more than 1,800 acres along East and West Brush Creek which became part of Sylvan Lake State Park.