• CHLT's Newest Easement
  • Upcoming Events
  • Community News
  • Ways to Support CHLT
CHLT's Newest Easement
This past month, Colorado Headwaters Land Trust (CHLT) acquired a beautiful 125-acre conservation easement west of Kremmling, close to the National Forest!

The Elk's Vista, donated by the landowners, Herb and Kathleen Steffe, is CHLT’s 66th easement since our land trust began in 1995, and brings the total acres conserved by CHLT in Grand County to 9,310.

The property is home to a variety of wildlife species that roam throughout Grand County, including big game, predators, birds, and small mammals. The conservation easement is just south of Sheep Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River.

Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us continue our mission in conserving and stewarding the open lands and natural character of the headwaters of the Colorado River, in partnership with the Grand County community!
Upcoming Events
Songs & Stars on the Land
August 13
Join CHLT on Saturday, August 13th, for our second annual Night Under the Stars! Enjoy a potluck dinner and musical performance by singer/songwriter Forest Sun, as well as a stargazing experience led by NASA astronomer David Schlichting at the height of the Perseid Meteor Shower. To register, click here.
Hats Off for Headwaters
September 12 - 18

Join CHLT for our annual event including a week-long online auction and educational virtual panel discussions. We will culminate the celebration with an in-person gathering on Sunday, September 18th from 1pm - 4pm at Casa Vista near Fraser, CO.

Interested in being a land trust sponsor? Click here to learn more.

Mark your calendars - tickets go on sale soon!
Fraser Valley Arts:
Plein Air at Altitude
September 2 - 10
The second Annual Plein Air @ Altitude 2022 will feature all that Grand County has to offer. Painting begins on Friday, September 2nd. Plein Air @ Altitude 2022 will highlight a selection of private lands and noteworthy CHLT easements, an Artists’ Day at Grand County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village Museum, and more. Learn more here.
Twenty-nine artists have been selected by jury to participate, and a number of them are traveling a great distance to paint in Grand County! FVA would like to to offer housing to artists. Painting will begin on Friday, September 2 and will continue daily until the sale and public festival on Saturday, September 10. If you have a spare room and might enjoy hosting an artist, please contact Lisa Baird at or call 720-810-3859 to learn more.
National Public Lands Day
September 24
Recognized as one of the longest-running NPLDs in the country, Grand County's National Public Lands Day is a day full of enjoyment and appreciation of our public lands. Grand County has a bounty of public lands, including a national park, national forests, wilderness areas, national recreation areas, and more. After a day of volunteering on the land or just embracing the outdoors, come gather in Granby for a Picnic In the Park at Polhamus Park! Enjoy live music, special guests, and a broad community as we celebrate our public lands.
CHLT would like to thank the Fraser River Valley Lions Club for their 2021 grant to promote our events and education materials. Learn more here.
Community News
  • For the first time since 2019, Grand County has gone through most of July with no fire restrictions. That does not mean they won't come, though... Read the Sky-Hi News article here.

  • As temperatures heat up, watch for harmful cyanobacteria blooms when recreating. Read the press release from the U.S. Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests here.

  • Despite the growing body of wildfire social science literature, most of this research has focused on pre-fire mitigation and preparedness. This book chapter draws on existing literature to examine the recovery of individuals and communities after wildfires. Read more in this publication.

  • Despite Long-term research in the Hayman Fire burn area shows that stream nitrogen and carbon can remain elevated for decades after severe wildfires because of the lack of vegetation recovery and reduced nutrient retention within burned watersheds. Read more in this Science You Can Use Bulletin.

Ways to Support CHLT
Make an online donation today!
Make an online donation and support the conservation of private land throughout Grand County. Your donation to Colorado Headwaters Land Trust will help to sustain our important conservation efforts in Grand County and beyond. Leave a legacy for future generations and make a gift today!
Did you know you can now set up an automatic monthly recurring donation on our website? When you join CHLT's monthly giving program, you will join a special group of people supporting us each month to care for the wildlife, the vistas, the waterways, and the agricultural history that makes Grand County so special.

Ready to join our monthly giving community? Click here to set up your recurring donation at any amount.
You shop. Amazon gives.
Consider an alternative way of protecting the land we love - at no cost to you. Support CHLT through AmazonSmile! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select "Colorado Headwaters Land Trust" as your favorite charity. You shop. Amazon gives. Learn more about AmazonSmile.
Is your vehicle costing more than it's worth? Then hit the brakes on expensive repairs and consider donating your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
We accept all types of vehicles, running or not! We'll use the proceeds from your donation to continue to conserve and steward the open lands and natural character of the headwaters of the Colorado River in partnership with the local community. The process is easy, the pick-up is free, and your donation is tax-deductible. To learn more, click here.
Shop Our Conservation Partners!
Support local land conservation by shopping at CHLT's Conservation Partners. These partners believe in the mission of the Land Trust and know that open space enriches our quality of life, protects landscapes, and brings visitors and residents to Grand County. 
Protecting open space is an investment in our environment, our culture and our economy.
Are you interested in becoming a Conservation Partner with no cost to your business? Click here for more information!
P.O. Box 1938 Granby, CO 80446 (970) 887-1177