Preserving Open Space for Future Generations
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Our Purpose

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…

Our Passion

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…

Our Projects

As of July 2013 approximately 9,600 acres are under protection through 159 conservation easements with the Estes Valley Land Trust.

Your Part

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.


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Recent Publications

Below is a list of the recent EVLT publications which may be viewed on-line:
Annual Report for 2013 
Newsletter - June 2014
Newsletter - December 2013
Annual Report for 2012 

EVLT Endorses Ballot Issue 1A to Continue Open Space Protection


This fall, voters in the Estes Valley and in other parts of Larimer County will see Larimer County Issue 1A on their ballot. Issue 1A is a renewal of the existing 1/4-cent open space sales tax. It is not a tax increase, and importantly, groceries and prescription drugs are not taxed. Issue 1A will continue the legacy of open space protection that began nearly 20 years ago when the citizens of Larimer County overwhelmingly voted for the Help Preserve Open Spaces initiative. In Septemeber, the Board of Directors of Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT) passed a resolution which endorses this ballot measure and encourages voters to vote “yes” to support the protection of open space though Larimer County Issue 1A.

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