Landowners: Aerial Monitoring Until 8/30

To our landowner partners:

YVLT will be monitoring many of its conservation easements by air in 2019, with select follow-up visits on the ground throughout the summer and fall. Please do not be alarmed if a small plane flies at low elevation over your property between Friday, July 26th and Friday, August 30th.

Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Special Thanks to Ryan Gelling

Ryan Gelling, Conservation Associate at Yampa Valley Land Trust, has informed the Board of his decision to take a position with the Routt County Assessor’s Office.

The YVLT Board accepted, with regret, Ryan’s resignation and offers him it’s most sincere good wishes in his future endeavors. Ryan has been with the YVLT for almost eight years and has been instrumental in the recent reorganization and has played a key role in landowner and community outreach in our market area. The Board wishes to express its gratitude to Ryan for his hard work, loyalty, and years of service at YVLT.

Ryan has agreed to continue with YVLT as a consultant as his position with the County ramps up to aid in the successful conclusion of six active conservation easement projects and various other initiatives. He will remain as caretaker of YVLT’s Rehder Ranch for the foreseeable future.

The Board is evaluating staffing needs going forward. Tonya Dean, a previous staff member at YVLT, will be rejoining the organization on a part-time basis beginning in May 2019.

Conservation Associate Bryce Hinchman will be available to answer any questions and advance current and future projects and initiatives. The Board and staff remain steadfast in their commitment to conserving open lands in Northwest Colorado and are working diligently to further the YVLT Mission.

Please feel free to contact any Board member if you have any questions or concerns.


The Yampa Valley Land Trust Board of Directors

Help us reach our goal of 75 donors on Colorado Gives Day!

Mark your calendars!  Colorado Gives Day is right around the corner on December 4th – the single largest day for philanthropic giving in our home state.

We have been busy developing several new land conservation projects in Routt County this year.  Thanks to your donations in 2017, we had the resources to apply for and secure funding on four new projects through competitive grant rounds in 2018.

If we successfully close on our latest projects, we will permanently protect an additional 1,300+ acres in the Yampa Valley, adding to the 31,000 acres already conserved in Routt County by YVLT.  Your support is critical in bringing these projects to fruition as we work to raise matching funds.

You can help us reach our goal by giving to YVLT here on our website or by scheduling your donation on the Colorado Gives Day website.

Thank you for supporting land conservation in the Yampa Valley!  We simply can’t do this without you.