Colorado Gives Day spotlight: Land Trust’s efforts conserve natural spaces
Ryan Summerlin November 15, 2012
Editor’s note: The Vail Daily is running a series of articles on nonprofits that are participating in Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust works to preserve the character of the community one acre at a time. Our community is a special place with unique and unparalleled natural beauty and natural resources. Your local Land Trust endeavors to conserve and protect our natural spaces and special places – forever.
Open space conservation in the community connects people to the land. The Eagle Valley Land Trust saves and protects local land for families, neighbors, homeowners, businesses, ranchers, sportsmen, tourists and guests. The Land Trust provides outdoor experiences, emotional connections and economic benefits to the people of Eagle County, forever.
Supporting local lands and open spaces protects our lush valleys, purple mountain majesties, waterways and wildlife. The conservation work has a lasting impact on scenic viewsheds and helps save the Colorado landscape and Western heritage for the benefit of the community.
Local land conservation protects the recreational values, outdoor experiences and sporting opportunities that drive the local economy. The beautiful local lands are places for people – hunters and fishermen, bikers and hikers, ranchers and cowboys, snowshoers and skiers, bird watchers and boaters. The local Land Trust protects the open spaces and wild places that supply outdoor recreational opportunities and fuel the local economy.
Investment in open space and land conservation allows us to preserve a mountain legacy for ourselves, our kids and grandkids. Saving the Colorado landscapes and waterways will guarantee the quality of life residents enjoy today will remain unspoiled for tomorrow. The great outdoors, the exhilaration and the emotional feeling we all experience in the nature that surrounds us – this is worth protecting for future generations.