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2017
 

A CELEBRATION OF IMPACT – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Dec 29, 2017

Oftentimes, a key piece of focusing on impact is celebrating it. This video does just that, and we hope you’ll take a minute to watch it.


CONSERVATION BUYERS – WRITTEN BY KEN MIRR
Nov 30, 2017

Conservation buyers generally preserve landscapes through conservation easements or self-imposed restrictions which keep working ranches working.


PARTNERSHIP OF RANGELAND TRUSTS UPDATE – WRITTEN BY ERIK GLENN
Oct 31, 2017

The Partnership of Rangeland Trusts (PORT) is a collaborative organization made up of seven land trusts from across the West that are affiliated with their state livestock associations.


THE PRIVILEGE OF HUNTING ON CCALT CONSERVED RANCHES – WRITTEN BY WADE SHELTON
Oct 12, 2017

More importantly, hunting gives me an outlet that allows me to escape the “noise” of modern life and connect with nature in a way that only farmers, ranchers and hunters can truly understand.


WELCOME NEW CCALT BOARD MEMBERS – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Sep 29, 2017

CCALT is excited to welcome four new directors to our board. Read below to get to know each new board member.


UNPRECEDENTED IMPACT – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Aug 30, 2017

On the surface, understanding GOCO’s impact on Colorado is relatively easy. The project numbers speak for themselves: 900 miles of trails restored, 1,000 community parks enhanced or created, and more than 1 million acres of open space protected in their first 25 years. …


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE 2017 FOREVER COLORADO BBQ – WRITTEN BY ERIK GLENN
Jul 24, 2017

Nothing says “Colorado” more than watching a warm sunset over Mount Sopris from a freshly cut hay field and a tent full of cowboy hats.


THE COLORADO CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 150 YEARS – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Jun 28, 2017

Few people probably understand the long history and deep roots that the Cattlemen’s Association has in Colorado.


“STUFF THAT WORKS” – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON
May 30, 2017

To me, these lyrics are written for life in the West. Particularly ranch life, where you appreciate every good tool and hang on to anything that gets the job done, whether that is a good cow horse or an extra tire for the tractor.


WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Apr 26, 2017

“The rewards of our ranching lifestyle come in the quiet moments that you share with nature: the calls of the song birds, the glimpse of the shy deer, the beauty of a new born calf, the splendid color palette that appears on a daily basis.”


ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP MONITORING: WHAT IS IT? – WRITTEN BY JAYNE THOMPSON & MEGAN KNOTT
Mar 27, 2017

Every year, the CCALT staff monitors every property we have conserved to make sure the terms of the conservation easement are being upheld. That means that 299 properties and over 500,000 acres need to be visited within the year. Here is an up close look at what goes into…


SOMETHING WE CELEBRATE BUT ALSO SOMETHING THAT UNNECESSARILY DIVIDES US – WRITTEN BY ERIK GLENN
Feb 20, 2017

Culture – something we celebrate but also something that unnecessarily divides us. Since our founding we have been working to bridge cultural gaps and break down barriers that have long existed between the conservation community and the agricultural community.


12 WINS FOR CCALT IN 2016 THAT YOU MADE POSSIBLE – COMPILED BY JAYNE THOMPSON
Jan 26, 2017

We’re celebrating a “win” for each month of the year, and thanking the donors, partners, and supporters who made it all possible. Thank you for a great 2016!