In a word: Impact.
From the food we eat and the water we drink to the air we breathe and the wild, rugged beauty of the west – our heritage and the Colorado way of life all tie back to the land.
Private land conservation protects important natural resources, ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation and safe, nutritious food. Giving to private land conservation protects these essentials for future generations.
More than 30 land trusts operate in Colorado, but CCALT remains the only land trust that works exclusively to conserve working agricultural lands. CCALT dedicates its work to the ranching and farming families of Colorado who produce the world’s safest and healthiest food products. An additional benefit of our work is the protection of the scenic views, open space and wildlife habitat that define Colorado and make it a world class destination. Our work is designed to last forever.
Contributions from donors and foundations keep the organization running so Colorado’s working lands remain in production. In the last 24 years we have conserved more than 575,000 acres, thanks to donors like you.
Each donation we receive, no matter how small, goes toward conserving Colorado’s land and way of life. For every $25 donation, CCALT staff is able to save one acre of Colorado’s most precious land.
CCALT is committed to the highest standards of transparency and fiscal responsibility. In 2012, we were honored as the state’s outstanding nonprofit, the first conservation group to receive the award since it was established by the El Pomar Foundation in 1989.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, has recognized CCALT with its accreditation seal for meeting rigorous national standards for excellence, upholding the public trust, and ensuring that conservation efforts are permanent.
CCALT has also earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal for its stringent commitment to programmatic and financial transparency in support of our mission.
If you ever have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us. We are happy to share all appropriate financial records with any donor.
Yes. We would be happy to speak to you more about different options for directing your donation so you can decide to support CCALT in the way you think best.