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Conservation easements: Investing from the ground up

From the GJ Daily Sentinel

By Tamera Minnick

Soils are vital to ecosystem health. In the U.S., we learned this the hard way in the 1930s Dust Bowl. Extreme drought was just one of the drivers of the Dust Bowl. The effects were magnified by economic, policy and land management decisions during the prior decade.

At the end of World War I, European agriculture was in disarray and American agriculture benefited. During a ...

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Study: Conservation easements benefit state

From the GJ Daily Sentinel

Despite some operational issues, the state’s conservation easement program has helped preserve millions of acres and provided billions of dollars in tax credits to Colorado residents, according to a new study.

The study, performed by researchers and professors at Colorado State University, was done to help state lawmakers understand the benefits the state has seen through its Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program, including matching grants provided by ...

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Dine in the Vines

Join us Thursday, September 7th from 5:00pm-8:00pm to celebrate the bounty of our local land at Colterris Winery. Dine in the Vines, a farm-to-table dinner, will take place in the High family’s lovely conserved winery & vineyard, east of Palisade.

Josh Niernberg of Bin 707 will prepare a four-course meal paired with a wonderful selection of Colterris wine. The menu will feature fresh, local produce, locally-sourced meat and a vegetarian option. Enjoy a stroll overlooking ...

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Native Grasses Project Needs Your Support

Native Grasses are valuable forage for wildlife, scenically beautiful, and essential for supporting soils. And, these grasses need help! 

Many landowners in the Glade Park area are interested in restoring native plants and wildlife habitat on their properties. However, these grasses are challenging to grow on previously disturbed soils and seeds are often difficult to get and expensive to purchase.

The Mesa Land Trust is working ...

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Gigi Love to Perform House Concert to Benefit MLT

Email Mary Hughes for details and the link to purchase concert tickets.  

Gigi Love is the first Trails and Rails Troubadour on Amtrak for the National Parks. Her new songs for our parks are an audio cross-country road trip with Love’s earnest, golden voice behind the wheel. 

Join On Friday, June 16th, Gigi Love will perform a house concert to benefit Mesa Land Trust.
Each $50 ticket will include wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages. ...
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Join Us For a Native Plant Hike

Join the Colorado Native Plant Society (CONPS) & Mesa Land Trust for a guided wildflower and native grasses hike at Three Sisters and Lunch Loops Trails.

May 10th 6-7:30 pm   OR   May 16th 6-7:30 pm

Group size is limited to 15.

To register, email Libby Collins at libby@mesalandtrust.org or call 263-5443

Stephen Stern, Ph.D., President of the Plateau Chapter of CONPS will lead the hike, identify and discuss wildflowers and native grasses.

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March Designated ‘Write a Will Month’ in Mesa County

Write a Will Month Press Release

“Did anyone check under the mattress?”

When “someday” comes, how will your family know who gets all of your valuable stuff?   Learn more from the experts as part of the first annual Mesa County “Write a Will Month” in March, when two free 90-minute workshops are scheduled at the Mesa County Public Library Community Room, Downtown Grand Junction:

Tuesday,  March 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 29, 5:30- 7 p.m.         ...

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Read the MLT 2015-16 Annual Report

Please take time to read our latest Annual Report. In it are stories of landowners who have recently conserved their land to protect working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes. There are also stories of how the Land Trust is connecting folks across the region with the lands that make it a wonderful place to live. Click the picture to read.


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Colorado Gives Day, December 6th!

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday December 6th but you can pre-schedule your online donation today and have it count on Colorado Gives Day and have it enhanced by the $1 million incentive cgd-2016fund.  Mesa Land Trust is part the local Grand Valley Gives Collaboration – a partnership of 24 organizations that have come together to raise awareness for this statewide day of giving.  Click ...

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