• CHLT's 2022 Recap
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CHLT's 2022 Recap
Happy New Year, Friend! As Colorado Headwaters Land Trust transitions into 2023, we want to reflect on what we've accomplished this past year with the help of our partners, supporters, and community members like you.
In 2022 not only did our board and staff grow, but so did the number of conserved acres in Grand County! With increased capacity came more engaging events, meaningful meetings with landowners, and so much more.
9,310 total acres protected across Grand County to date

In 2022 we closed on the Elk's Vista Conservation Easement west of Kremmling. This parcel of 125 acres brings our total to 9310 acres conserved across 66 easements, county-wide.
Over 150 community members participated in our 2022 events

With increased capacity we were able to host and participate in more than 10 events over the course of this year, with topics ranging from native plant life and noxious weeds, wildlife management, the history of conservation and more!
We hired our second full-time staff member & onboarded a new monitoring consultant

In March of 2022 we hired Caoilfhionn Schwab to be our Communications and Development Manager. Over the past several months, Caoilfhionn has not only managed our database, but has worked to organize events, write our newsletters, identify funding opportunities, and oversaw donor stewardship.

We brought in Shoshana Olivier to oversee landowner relations through the seasonal monitoring of our easements.
CHLT got a new and improved website with accessibility in mind

In May of 2022 we launched our new website designed by Ecopixel! Our goal was to create a web presence that is user-friendly and inclusive. CHLT's website also provides Spanish translations to all pages to increase accessibility.

Funding for the website was provided by the Grand Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance and the Fraser River Valley Lions Club.
We welcomed two new board members!
Over the course of this past year, CHLT welcomed two new board members; Ray Anilionis and Jennifer Kilpela. Ray has served on boards including the Board of Trustees (past chair) and Presidential Search Committee (chair) for Colorado Mesa University, and owns a ranch in the Williams Fork Valley which includes a section of Battle Creek, one of the headwaters streams of the Colorado River. Jennifer has a 20-year career in finance and institutional investment management. Most recently, she served as a managing director at Monticello Associates, a large investment consulting firm based in the Denver area. Jennifer has become more focused on conservation and sustainability and is currently pursuing a certificate in sustainability from Harvard University Extension School. 
Want to make a big impact by conserving and stewarding the land we love across Grand County in 2023? Become a monthly donor!
When you join Colorado Headwaters Land Trust’s monthly donor program, you will become a part of a special group of people supporting us each month to care for the wildlife, the vistas, the waterways, and the agricultural history that make Grand County so special.

Ready to join our monthly giving community? Click here to set up your recurring donation at any amount.
Upcoming Events
Headwaters Book Club
March 2nd
Join CHLT and HTA for our quarterly book club meeting, Thursday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm. Location TBA.

We'll be discussing the book Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner, a story of the American West and a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. Stay tuned for more information!
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
  • Rocky Mountain National Park is hiring! Click here to see the seasonal positions available, including Interpretation, Visitor and Resource Protection, Administration, and Facility Management. 

  • The Continental Divide Research Learning Center is hiring two Summer 2023 internship positions through the NPS Scientists in Parks Program. Applications due January 22nd.
Ways to Support CHLT
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