• Annual Fundraiser: Hats Off for Headwaters
  • Upcoming Events
  • Community News
  • Ways to Support CHLT
Annual Fundraiser: Hats Off for Headwaters
Join us for our annual event, Hats Off for Headwaters, on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 pm at Casa Vista near Fraser, CO!
Come meet land trust board members and employees, connect with landowners and land trust supporters in your community, and learn about our upcoming projects and initiatives.

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of food, drinks, networking, and fundraising - with all proceeds supporting our mission of conserving and stewarding the open lands and natural character of the headwaters of the Colorado River in partnership with the local community.

Stay tuned for more details on our virtual panel series as well as our online silent auction!
Upcoming Events
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.
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.
Hats Off for Headwaters
September 12 - 18

Can't make it to our in-person celebration? Join CHLT for our Hats Off for Headwaters week-long online auction and educational virtual panel discussions!

Interested in participating in our virtual panel series and online auction? Click here 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
Opinion: Critics of land conservation easements have twisted the concept beyond reality
Check out the latest op-ed published by Melissa Daruna of Keep It Colorado that discusses the misinformation being spread about the U.S. government's recommendation to create locally led, voluntary campaigns to conserve and restore 30 percent of America's lands and waters by 2030.

  • Diablo Trust, a collaborative conservation group in Flagstaff, AZ, is looking for a new Program Manager! Applications due on September 16th. To learn more and apply, click here.

  • Denver Water is hiring an Emergency Management Specialist! The overall goal of the Emergency Management Specialist is to assist in ensuring that the organization is prepared for, mitigates against, responds to, and recovers from natural, human-caused, and technological emergencies and/or disasters that may impact the water system. To apply, click here.

  • The Sonoran Institute is looking for an Associate Director for their Growing Water Smart program. To learn more and apply, click here.

  • On Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30 pm, the Colorado Water Conservation Board will be hosting a discussion with the Grand County community about the Colorado Water Plan at the Headwaters Center. There will be a 15-20 minute presentation followed by questions/discussions.

  • Grand county remains on drought watch due to the indicators showing a slight improvement in drought conditions as a result of an active monsoonal pattern over the previous month. While things are improving, it is important to stress that we are still experiencing the driest 22-year period on record. The Drought Preparedness Committee is monitoring the situation closely and requests everyone to continue to practice water conservation measures.
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