With the giving season upon us and in recognition of YVLT’s 25th year of conserving land in Northwest Colorado, two anonymous donors are looking to inspire others to join them in their support of YVLT’s land conservation mission. They have offered a generous dollar-for-dollar matching contribution for any donations over $100, up to a total of $50,000 by year-end 2017 and another $50,000 matching contribution by year-end 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 through permanently protecting open space, scenic views and wildlife habitat, protecting working ranchlands and creating recreational opportunities for the public.
“This year marks YVLT’s 25th year of conserving open space in the Yampa Valley and Northwest Colorado,” says Wendy Reynolds, Executive Director. “YVLT is extremely grateful to all our donors who make our work sustainable and believe in our mission of ‘Open Lands Forever – Together.'”
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 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 77 conservation easements.