Study Quantifies Land Loss in the West Over Time, and the Results are Alarming

Natural areas are vanishing in Colorado and across the American West.  YVLT has dedicated over 20 years to countering this concerning trend – before opportunities vanish along with the land. Urgent Call for Land Conservation in the West Natural areas are disappearing throughout the American West at an astonishing rate, according to a multi-year study […]

Youth Group Connects with Nature While Volunteering at YVLT’s Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve

Under a Colorado-blue sky on an idyllic day in June, 15 enthusiastic members of a youth group and their chaperones broke out shovels, rakes, and work gloves to give the Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve a well-deserved makeover for upcoming summer programming. “The Rehder Ranch is so fun – I could definitely live out here!” exclaims […]

YVLT Helps Eagles – and Bats – Soar!

Eagle Scout Ian Savage and RRNP Caretaker Ryan Gelling showcase the luxurious new bat accommodations. Seventeen-year old Eagle Scout Ian Savage stopped by the YVLT office this week to present us with his latest project, which he appropriately titled “Batman’s House.” In search of a meaningful service project for the Eagle Scouts, Ian reached out […]

Critical Grouse Habitat and Scenic Foreground of Flat Top Mountains Conserved at Stillwater Ranch

  Thanks to funding from Great Outdoors Colorado, Routt County’s voter-approved Purchase of Development Rights Program and the Vernon Summer Revolving Loan Fund, and made possible by the landowners and Yampa Valley Land Trust supporters, a 724-acre conservation easement on Stillwater Ranch in South Routt County has been finalized!  YVLT’s latest conservation project preserves a […]

June 2016 YVLT e-Newsletter! Are You Subscribed?

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Yampa River Festival: Celebrating One of the Last Relatively Free-flowing Rivers in the American West

Crowds flock to Charlie’s Hole in downtown Steamboat Springs to watch brave souls tackle the Yampa’s surging whitewater. This weekend (June 3rd), the Yampa River Festival returns to Steamboat Springs to celebrate its 36th season of raising awareness for and protecting the Yampa River – the lifeblood of Northwest Colorado.  The Yampa River is a […]

Steamboat Marathon: A Run Through Conservation in the Elk River Valley

 A pristine stretch of the Elk River on YVLT-conserved Moon Valley Ranch, just west of the marathon course. On June 5th, around 1,000 runners from across the nation will converge on Routt County to participate in the Steamboat Marathon, renowned as one of the most beautiful road races in the United States and ranked by […]

Tour de Steamboat Showcases NWCO’s Spectacular Conserved Landscapes

Steamboat Springs is well-known for hosting a wide variety of events and festivals that attract thousands of people to our vibrant mountain town.  Many of these unique events showcase Steamboat’s rugged mountain scenery, its wealth of natural areas and abundance of wildlife – qualities which are undoubtedly a huge draw for visitors and locals alike. […]

Connecting the Community to Conservation: Emerald Mountain Trail System

Land Conservation and Public Access Converge to Establish World-Class Singletrack Trail Network on Emerald Mountain   Despite lingering snow showers, the spring melt is in full swing in the Yampa Valley.  Now that winter operations have ceased at Steamboat Ski Resort, mountain bike enthusiasts are itching to get their tires back in the dirt at […]

Happy Earth Day!

    Yampa Valley Land Trust urges you to get outdoors and connect with the beautiful Yampa Valley on Earth Day; it is a time to celebrate nature and also a time to reflect.  The inspiring landscapes we have fought to protect are delicate reminders that we are merely stewards of the land: it is […]