• 2024 Summer Appeal
  • Welcome back to Erica Bean
  • Upcoming Events
  • Community News
  • Ways to Support CHLT
Welcome back to Erica Bean as our 2024 Monitoring Consultant!
We are ecstatic to welcome Erica Bean to the CHLT team as our new seasonal conservation easement monitor!

Erica has had the privilege of growing up in the mountains of Colorado. As a Colorado native, Erica has always had a passion for nature and the outdoors. Erica has a background in Natural Resources through the School of Forestry at the University of Montana. After college, she continued her passion for the outdoors as a certified Master Naturalist and worked as an ecotour guide in Charleston, SC, where she started her career in environmental education. Returning to Colorado, Erica continued her work with environmental science with occupations and volunteer experiences with the USFS Boulder and Sulphur Ranger Districts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and as an Interpretive guide for both Devils Thumb Ranch and Rocky Mountain National Park. Erica has enjoyed living in beautiful Grand County since 2010 and loves being a part of the Grand County community. When Erica is not working, she enjoys outdoor activities including bird watching, hiking, camping and playing in the snow.

Erica is excited to once again be CHLT's Conservation Easement Monitor this summer, and looks forward to corresponding with all of the landowners.

As a certified and accredited land trust, CHLT is required to monitor each of our easements once a year. This is so we can ensure the rules of the easement are being followed, and gives us a good opportunity to meet with each conservation landowner to address any issues, questions, or concerns they might have about their conservation easement. Plus, it's a great excuse for some of us to get out of the office! We are so happy to have Erica on our team to lead this important part of our work and mission of conservation and stewardship at the headwaters of the Colorado River.
Upcoming Events
*our website is being updated, so these events are not listed there yet*
Sunday, June 09
Pioneer Village Museum, Hot Sulphur Springs
9:00 am
Join the community for a brand new 6K trail run during the Hot Sulphur Days festival on June 9th. Come out for the weekend to enjoy all the festivities before your run on Sunday!

The course will start and finish by the historic Pioneer Village Museum. The route will take you on a scenic run through town then along the Jones Creek Ranch Conservation Easement (Himebaugh Gulch).

Details are still coming together with the course but just know it will be a good time on a very unique course during a fun small town festival to kick off your summer

Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 23
Himebaugh Gulch
8:30 am
Join us for our annual Wildflower Walk, led by experienced local botanists!

Come meet others in the CHLT community and learn about the plants we have in the county, on one of CHLT's conservation easements!

Registration link to come.
Headwaters Discussion Club
Thursday, July 25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join CHLT and HTA for our quarterly discussion club meeting! While we do recommend a book to read for each meeting, the main purpose of the club is to have healthy discussions about conservation, recreation, and our lives in the mountains.

The guest partner for this meeting is the Town of Grand Lake as they are pursuing a Dark Sky certification, an international recognition of a town's commitment to preserving and protecting unpolluted night skies through responsible lighting policies and public education.
Saturday, Aug 17 - Stargazing with the Land Trust
Saturday, Aug 31 - Plein Air @ Altitude, Fraser Arts Council
Saturday, Sept 28 - National Public Lands Day
Community News
We were saddened to hear the news of Roger Hedlund's passing. He was a leader of the community in so many ways, including as a board member of the land trust from 2007-2012. He will be sorely missed and we hope to continue his strong efforts in support of the community, both in town and in the mountains.
Ways to Support CHLT
Want to make a big impact by protecting the land we love across Grand County in 2024?
With your regular gift, you can help Colorado Headwaters Land Trust continue to protect valuable open lands throughout Grand County in perpetuity, for visitors, locals, and wildlife to enjoy, forever!

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Click here to learn more.

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.
Be Our Conservation Partner!
Are you or your business interested in becoming a Conservation Partner of CHLT? Click here for more information!
P.O. Box 1938 Granby, CO 80446 (970) 887-1177