It is bittersweet to announce that CCALT conservation manager, Bryce Hinchman, will be leaving his position at the land trust and transitioning to a full-time legal career this fall. Bryce joined CCALT following the 2019 merger of CCALT and the Yampa Valley Land Trust. Bryce was instrumental in the success of that merger, and his impact on both organizations, as well as on Colorado should be commended. While we are thrilled for Bryce’s new endeavor, he will be deeply missed at CCALT.
Before his departure, Bryce penned a letter to the CCALT Board of Directors. With his permission, we are sharing it with you.
Dear CCALT Directors and Emeritus Directors,
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for being given an opportunity to join one of the most successful and respected land trusts in the United States. Since day one, I have been impressed by the dedication, talent, and professionalism that is consistently on display by all at CCALT. I saw firsthand that the success this organization enjoys is earned, each and every day. Being a part of it has been an inspiring and fulfilling experience.
Sadly, my time here has come to a close. I recently made the difficult decision to accept a position at Keller Law, LLC and will soon begin down a new career path. While I am excited about the opportunity to pursue one of my longstanding professional goals, leaving CCALT, my friends and colleagues, and the land conservation field after nearly six years is challenging for me on many levels.
CCALT is an outstanding organization from top to bottom and I will miss working with all of you in advancing its profoundly impactful mission. I am proud of the work we do and will continue to support CCALT in any way that I can.
Thank you for welcoming me into the CCALT family and for all you do for Coloradans at large. I hope that I have made a positive impact during my tenure here. I wish this team many years of continued success in conserving our state’s western heritage and working landscapes for the benefit of future generations.