How We Can Help With Your Taxes – And How You Can Help Us – Ranchland Heritage Conservation Initiative!

New in 2016:  Contributions of $250 or more to YVLT’s Ranchland Heritage Conservation Initiative are eligible to participate in the Enterprise Zone project tax credit program! Receive Colorado tax credits for your contribution to Yampa Valley Land Trust’s “Ranchland Heritage Conservation Initiative”: an official Colorado Economic Development Commission Enterprise Zone Contribution Project.  The Ranchland Heritage […]

Vernon Summer Revolving Loan Fund Ropes in New Conservation Projects in Routt County

Anyone who knew the late Vernon Summer knew that he loved the Yampa Valley. A lifelong resident of Routt County – Vernon was born, raised, and lived his entire life on a Centennial Ranch just south of Steamboat Springs – he appreciated the value that open space and working agricultural lands brought to our community, […]

Glas Deffryn Ranch on the Yampa River: YVLT’s Latest Conservation Project

  YVLT is excited to announce the completion of our latest conservation easement: Glas Deffryn Ranch on the Yampa River! If you have ever traveled along Routt County Road 14 – the “gateway” to Stagecoach Reservoir State Park and the surrounding residential community – then you know firsthand what an idyllic stretch of Routt County […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes: 365 Days at a Hay Meadow in the Fertile Yampa Valley

The hay meadow at Summer Ranch, a YVLT conservation project preserving wildlife habitat and open space views. Why hay meadows need our care and stewardship Northwest Colorado is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife; a staple of this region and a core component of its cultural identity.  We owe our almost daily encounters with […]