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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...

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This is a pivotal time for Colorado. Dramatic changes sweeping across the state are putting our vital agricultural lands, wild open spaces and rugged natural beauty at risk. Preserving Colorado's heritage starts with taking care of our land. Help us keep the Colorado way of life alive for future generations!