“Hard-Won Open Space”: Acclaimed Author Praises Local Conservation Efforts

  Nationally-renowned author Terry Tempest Williams visited Steamboat Springs last year and came away impressed by the scope of land conservation in the Yampa Valley. “I really have to honor this community,” Tempest Williams emphasized.  “Coming into this valley, you know that this open space is hard-won.” Terry Tempest Williams has published a number of […]

One Yampa River. One Yampa Valley. Only One Chance to Protect It.

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 […]

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 […]

Expedia Recognizes Steamboat Springs as one of America’s “30 Most Beautiful Towns”

The view across YVLT-conserved Storm Mountain Ranch, looking into the rugged Walton Creek Canyon. The Yampa Valley has long been renowned for its incredible scenery, defined by its sweeping open space views, rolling hills, meandering rivers and towering snow-capped mountains.  Internet travel giant Expedia recently acknowledged what we have always known: Steamboat Springs is among […]