ESTES VALLEY LAND TRUST - PRESERVING OPEN SPACE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
For generations, people have recognized that there is something special in the Estes Valley…The core purpose of Estes Valley Land Trust is to preserve that special quality… READ MORE
The landscape in which we live is an invaluable, non-renewable resource…The pressure from population growth and human development over the last quarter century has been relentless and will continue… READ MORE
As of July 2013 approximately 9,600 acres are under protection through 159 conservation easements with the Estes Valley Land Trust… READ MORE
Preservation happens one piece at a time…one decision at a time…one commitment at a time. Our goals of land conservation can only be reached through the combined efforts the entire community of people who love the Estes Valley… READ MORE
Preservation happens one piece at a time … one decision at a time … one commitment at a time.
Welcome Jeffrey Boring!
As of Monday, May 16, 2016 Jeffrey Boring assumes the position of Executive Director of Estes Valley Land Trust.
According to Board President Leo Weber, “We had numerous outstanding applicants for the position but were most impressed with Jeffrey’s considerable experience, knowledge, and passion for conservation. We are confident that he will be a great match for the work, staff, and friends of EVLT as we continue to advance our mission to preserve the unique landscapes of the Estes Valley.”
Jeffrey’s work in the conservation field began 18 years ago with The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, helping direct a land protection campaign that targeted land acquisition along the 180-mile Chattahoochee River. This experience included partnering with State agencies, private landowners, and The Trust for Public Land and was instrumental in forming his conservation ethic and career.
After completing his master’s degree in Conservation Ecology, Jeffrey served as the Director of Conservation at Athens Land Trust before moving to Colorado in 2004 to manage a water quality monitoring program for the Big Thompson Watershed Forum. For the past 8 years, Jeffrey served as an Open Lands Resource Specialist in the Larimer County Natural Resources Department. In this position he has been part of a conservation team that has protected more than 43,000 acres of land within the county.
Jeffrey’s experience working for two land trusts and a local open space program provides a strong foundation in conservation and a set of skills that will benefit EVLT. He has developed strong working relationships with organizations that are critical to the success of EVLT, such as the Town of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts.
“After nearly two decades working in the conservation field, I understand the unique opportunity this job opening provides,” states Jeffrey. “I believe deeply in your mission to protect open space for future generations. My unique set of experiences, skills and passion for conservation has prepared me to continue the impressive and inspiring work of the Estes Valley Land Trust.”
Jeffrey steps in as the new Executive Director on May 16, replacing Mary Banken who will be retiring after nine years with EVLT. Please stop by to meet Jeffrey at one of our EVLT events or at the EVLT office at 1191 Woodstock in Estes Park.
2016 Membership Campaign
At the Land Trust, we’ve always believed that our members are our strongest asset. So we’re asking each of you to get involved in our 2016 Membership Campaign. And we’re providing two wonderful incentives for you. Here’s how it works.
We’re asking each of you to talk to your friends and neighbors to get them involved in the Land Trust. For every new membership you generate, we will provide you with two $5.00 discount coupons to be used at any of the three summer breakfasts. There is a limit of one discount coupon per person per breakfast, but here’s the best part.
In addition to your breakfast discount coupons, you and the new member will each have your names placed in a drawing for a one-of-a-kind coffee table handmade by our own Land Trust President and master craftsman, Leo Weber. As our Executive Director so aptly put it, you will have the opportunity to own your own “Leo-nardo.” Valued at over $1,200, this coffee table would be a perfect addition to your home.
OK so now you are getting excited about this, right? Click here to download a form to submit for the new membership to be entered into the drawing. Email, or print and USPS mail, the completed form to us. The drawing will take place at the August 20th Membership Breakfast, and you will be entered each time you generate a new member. If you are not comfortable soliciting new members, consider giving a membership to one of your friends. You will still qualify for the drawing.
So let’s get going! Our mission at the Land Trust has never been more important!
Our mission is to preserve and protect open space, valleys, wetlands, streams, ranch lands, and wildlife habitat in the Estes Valley and surrounding area.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission first offered land trust accreditation in 2008, and EVLT was one of a prestigious first group of 39 land trusts (out of over 1,500) to be awarded this designation. The Commission awards accreditation to land trusts that demonstrate compliance with each of twelve accreditation indicator practices drawn from Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust. More...