For the second consecutive year, two anonymous donors are looking to inspire others to join them in their strong support of YVLT’s land conservation. They have offered a generous dollar-for-dollar matching contribution for any donations over $100, up to a total of $50,000 by the end of 2018!
These two conservation-minded individuals recognize the importance of YVLT’s work as it relates to the local economy and the quality of life we enjoy in the Yampa Valley and Northwest Colorado by permanently protecting open space, scenic views and wildlife habitat, protecting working ranchlands, and creating new recreational opportunities for the public to experience.
“YVLT is extremely grateful to all our donors who make our work sustainable and believe in our mission of ‘Open Lands Forever – Together,” says Executive Director Wendy Reynolds.
YVLT relies on donations from generous individuals to leverage other funding necessary to complete conservation projects. Recent projects completed by YVLT have permanently protected over 1,770 new acres of family-owned and operated working ranchlands that provide habitat for sage grouse, mule deer, elk, and a host of other wildlife species.
New projects with private landowners are currently being developed and awaiting your support. To date, YVLT has conserved 56,130 acres of land through 76 conservation easements in Routt, Moffat, Jackson, and Rio Blanco Counties.