Rossi Ranch: “Devil’s Grave” Conserved – 840 Newly Protected Acres Along Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway!

    YVLT is thrilled to announce that its latest conservation project has been finalized: 840 acres of open rangeland along the picturesque Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway. “Rossi Ranch: Devil’s Grave“ is a working ranch parcel owned by brothers Dean Rossi and Jim Rossi that sits in an agricultural corridor of South Routt County.  […]

Global Wildlife Populations Plummeting, New Study Warns

  Wildlife enthusiasts received discouraging news when a recent study concluded that our planet has lost more than half of its wildlife population since 1970, and it’s on course to lose 67 percent by 2020.   Repeat:  Earth has lost 58% of its wildlife in the last 46 years.   The jaw-dropping report, published by […]

Conservation in Loving Memory of Cola: for All Critters, Tame and Wild!

YVLT’s land conservation does more than just enrich our lives … it’s also “for critters, tame and wild!“   This was the subject line of a donation given in memory of Cola, an adventurous Chocolate Lab who loved roaming Northwest Colorado’s open expanses. Land conservation preserves the sights, smells and sounds of the great outdoors; […]

Gobbling Up Fall at the Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve

Game cameras at RRNP spotted these turkeys out foraging on a classically beautiful Colorado fall day – a first time sighting at the Ranch!

Conservation Keeps Annual Crane Festival Anchored in Steamboat

Photo: Colorado Parks & Wildlife This weekend, the Yampa Valley Crane Festival returns to Steamboat Springs for the fifth time to celebrate Greater Sandhill Cranes – a familiar and iconic sight in the Yampa Valley, where the distinctive birds can often be seen strutting around in its plentiful open fields and wet hay meadows. The […]