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2015
 

12 WINS FOR CCALT IN 2015 THAT YOU MADE POSSIBLE – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Dec 30, 2015

WIN #1Nine Families Will Continue Ranching Legacies CCALT partnered with nine ranching families from across Colorado to conserve some of Colorado’s most productive agricultural land. More than 50% of the ranches conserved in 2015 have three or more generations actively involved in agricultural operations. WIN #2More Than 14,000 Acres Conserved This year CCALT conserved 14,479.8 […]


BEING THANKFUL – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Nov 16, 2015

Our “table” has never been more abundant. This year we reached significant milestones, highlighted longtime friendships, and collected new supporters all along the way.


CONSERVATION COWBOY: MEET JAY FETCHER – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Oct 26, 2015

Recently, Jay Fetcher was re-appointed to the CCALT Board of Directors after an eight year hiatus. Below is an interview I did with Jay last week to celebrate his return.


CONNECTING THE DOTS – WRITTEN BY TODD COHEN & JAYNE THOMPSON
Sep 30, 2015

Over the past two decades, the gap between young people and nature has widened. This gap includes a lack of understanding of agriculture (where food comes from) and a connection to the outdoors. The most worrisome statistic surrounding this issue is that today, American kids spend an…


THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED – WRITTEN BY CAREY RICHARDSON
Aug 27, 2015

The scenery on my drive home isn’t as dramatic as that of a mountain pass, but it evokes the same feelings. A sense of peace as I leave the chaos of the city behind me. A sense of wonder as I stare at the mountains before me, and gratitude as I recall the many times those…


OLD AND NEW FRIENDS AT THE SUNSET BBQ – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Jul 29, 2015

I can’t think of many other places where bolo ties and cowboy boots, leather jackets and sandals can be found under the same event tent; where guests can take jeep tours, trail rides, and fly fish all in the same day. The expanse of land conservation and the wide variety of…


ALDO LEOPOLD AND THE LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD – WRITTEN BY LARRY KUETER
Jun 24, 2015

Life is fascinating as it makes connections in ways that we do not anticipate. My involvement with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and the involvement of CCALT with the presentation of the Aldo Leopold Award is an example of such a connection. Maybe…


FOREVER COLORADO – WRITTEN BY ED ROBERSON
May 21, 2015

As a staunch supporter of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), I am thrilled with its recent launch of the Forever Colorado campaign – an ambitious, yet attainable, goal to raise $5 million to continue conserving some of Colorado’s most important…


CCALT’S 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – WRITTEN BY CHRIS WEST
Apr 19, 2015

A Note from the Executive Director Conservation has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. After graduating from college, I moved to Colorado, and by the time I had my first introduction to CCALT in 1997 I knew I wanted to be involved in land conservation in the west….