San Isabel's team is growing!

We are excited to announce three new members on our San Isabel team.

Lee Overcamp has joined San Isabel as our Land Steward. Lee is responsible for the annual monitoring of our 133 easements totaling nearly 41,000 acres in Custer, Fremont, Huerfano and Pueblo counties. He will be drawing on his communication, organizational and environmental skills over the coming months to monitor our easements and maintain positive relationships with our landowners.

Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/English from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Denver. His background includes journalism and corporate communications, as well as early stints in construction and forestry management. Much of Lee's career was spent with a global civil and environmental engineering firm, where he was involved in research and writing for publication and executive communications. He is a Colorado Master Gardener with an emphasis in native plants.  Lee built a home in the Rosita area after restoring the original homestead cabin on the property.

Valda Terauds, our Staff Hydrologist, leads our Sustainable Water Program. Valda has 33 years’ experience in water resources and environmental management. She has worked on regional water planning, water rights and water contracting, environmental studies related to water infrastructure development, and water and wastewater reuse strategy development. She also has investigated desalination potential and  managed hydrographic surveys to establish surface and groundwater rights. She works with complex issues concerning water management in over-allocated stream systems and groundwater basins in the Southwest. Valda has a master’s degree in Hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and bachelor’s degree in Biology from Catholic University. 

Jerry Glassman is our new Bluff Park Steward, bringing care and attention to the Bluff Park, the crown jewel of downtown Westcliffe. Jerry and his wife, Ros, have been two of our top volunteers at the park, helping to keep it in tip-top shape. Jerry's background in golf course maintenance helps him keep the park looking good for such big events as the High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, as well as quiet walks and family picnics on the Bluff. Jerry is at the park Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Stop by to say hello and admire his work.


Janet Smith

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We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.