Janet Smith

Janet Smith

Friday, 18 October 2019 09:49

Make your mark on Bluff Park's future

The entire community is warmly invited to attend an “Open Park” event at the Bluff Park on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Thanks to a generous grant from the Laura Jane Musser Fund to San Isabel Land Protection Trust, the Open Park event will launch a community visioning process, which aims to culminate next spring in a comprehensive, long-range plan that adds value to the community through strategic management of the Bluff.

Valda Terauds, staff hydrologist at San Isabel Land Protection Trust, talks about fractured rock aquifers and how wells may behave in these areas in a “Valley Views” interview with KLZR’s Gary Taylor. The interview will air on 91.7 FM after the news at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 17, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Well owners in the fractured rock areas of Custer and Fremont counties are invited to learn more about the region’s groundwater resources.

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is sponsoring a community discussion on the characteristics of fractured rock aquifers and how wells may behave in these areas. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22,  in the community room at Cliff Lanes, 25 Main St., Westcliffe.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:15

Cathy Griffin named Volunteer of the Year

San Isabel Land Protection Trust named Cathy Griffin its Alice Proctor Outstanding Volunteer of the Year at the land trust’s annual member and volunteer appreciation event Aug. 18 at Mile 66 Ranch near Westcliffe.

 

 

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A key component of San Isabel Land Protection Trust’s Sustainable Water Program is finding and sharing the best available science and information with the people who live or own property in the region.

Staff hydrologist Valda Terauds shared what she had learned about how water works in Custer County in a June 27, 2019, special presentation: “Hydrogeology in Custer County – a Tale of Many Aquifers.” 

The presentation is part of a series of ongoing community conversations initiated by San Isabel’s Sustainable Water Program. Through the program, San Isabel seeks to strengthen our environment, community and economy; foster regenerative land practices; and focus on the long term.

Hydrogeology in Custer County – a Tale of Many Aquifers

 

Friday, 19 July 2019 16:45

Help plan the Bluff Park’s future

Envisioning the future of the Bluff Park is the focus of an $8,000 grant San Isabel Land Protection Trust has received from the Laura Jane Musser Fund.

The grant will provide resources for "open park" events and community meetings to develop a shared vision and management plan for the park. That will include identifying partners and ways to pay for sustaining the park in perpetuity. The park events and meetings are planned for this fall and winter.

Friday, 19 July 2019 16:34

San Isabel's team is growing!

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

The U.S. Forest Service Fisheries Program needs your help stocking a unique strain of cutthroat trout in Cottonwood Creek near Westcliffe. The cutthroats were rescued from Hayden Creek during the Hayden Pass fire in 2016. On July 1, they hope to introduce 3,000 fish into Cottonwood Creek.

The cutthroat trout in Hayden Creek are unique and contain genes matching museum specimens collected by early explorers, Colorado Trout Unlimited reports. In 1889, ichthyologist David Starr Jordan collected a pair of trout specimens from Twin Lakes, near Leadville. Today those specimens reside at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The Hayden Creek cutthroat trout are the only known modern fish to share their genetics.

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Join us Thursday, June 27, for an informative presentation on how water works in Custer County.

For many property owners in the county, a critical question is, “Do I have water?”

If the answer is yes, the next question is, “Will I have water when my neighbor drills their well?”

Unfortunately, getting accurate answers to those questions is difficult due to a lack of up-to-date information about how water works in the Wet Mountain Valley, particularly in the fractured rock areas away from the valley floor. As water use in Custer County increases and the demand for water from other parts of the state grows, answering questions like these becomes more and more important.

 

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 09:37

We're Hiring!

Conserve. Collaborate. Regenerate.

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is growing! HIRING NOW: Bluff Park Steward (1 day a week) and Land Stewardship Specialist (full-time seasonal).

To read more about San Isabel and these job opportunities, click on the links below.

Bluff Steward

Land Steward Specialist

 

 

 

 

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