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2016
 

WHAT 500,000 ACRES MEANS TO US – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Dec 20, 2016

By the end of 2016, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) will have conserved more than 500,000 acres of productive farm and ranch land.


WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Nov 29, 2016

This month we asked each CCALT staff member to share why they are thankful to work with the wonderful people and beautiful places of Colorado. Every answer and reason was unique. We hope you enjoy them!


SPOOKY FACTS ABOUT AGRICULTURE AND LAND LOSS – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON & MAGGIE HANNA
Oct 26, 2016

By the time you finish reading this blog, at least 5 acres of farmland will be lost…


A SUMMER WITH CCALT – WRITTEN BY JON BYERLY AND HANNAH OAKES
Sep 26, 2016

Summer 2016 was a whirlwind. Luckily for CCALT, we had two extra sets of hands to help us navigate our busiest season.


CREATURES OF OUR OWN HISTORIES – WRITTEN BY MAGGIE HANNA, MOLLY FALES, & MOLLY FETCHER LOTZ
Aug 24, 2016

“Here is where my husband and I choose to work, live and love. Here is my new center of the universe.”


WE AREN’T BLUFFING, THE BBQ WAS A BLAST! – WRITTEN BY MAGGIE HANNA
Jul 26, 2016

I have always held eastern Colorado in a special light, so to my absolute delight we hosted the 2016 annual CCALT BBQ with the MacLennan Family in Byers, Colorado. This year’s BBQ marked my first major event with CCALT, the 10th anniversary of the BBQ, as well as the first BBQ…


YEAR ONE – WRITTEN BY ERIK GLENN
Jun 24, 2016

Erik Glenn reflects on his first year as Executive Director of CCALT.


LANDOWNER DRIVEN CONSERVATION – WRITTEN BY MEGAN KNOTT & JAYNE THOMPSON
May 31, 2016

This is a story about a conservation easement in Weld County, and how multiple partners worked together to enrich the conservation values on that particular ranch after a disturbance.


TWO TRUTHS & ONE LIE – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Apr 26, 2016

How well do you know the CCALT staff members?


COLORADO WATER LAW FOR LANDOWNERS – WRITTEN BY KENT HOLSINGER, ESQ.
Mar 29, 2016

Colorado has long been at the forefront of water issues in the West. As a headwaters state (no water flows into its boundaries), Colorado is a party to no fewer than 14 interstate compacts and U.S. Supreme Court decrees governing water use.


CALVING IN COLORADO – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Feb 28, 2016

It may not be spring yet, but as the days warm and the sun sets later in the evening, ranchers across Colorado are preparing for calving season. Ranching is usually known as a 24/7 occupation, and calving season is likely the epitome of that statement.


“IF YOU EAT, YOU’RE PART OF AGRICULTURE” – WRITTEN BY MAGGIE HANNA
Jan 28, 2016

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers [and ranchers], therefore, are the founders of human civilization. -Daniel Webster