Colorado Headwaters Land Trust

aka MPLT   |   Granby, CO   |  www.coloradoheadwaterslandtrust.org

Mission

Colorado Headwaters Land Trust supports its mission to preserve and steward open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for vistas, wildlife, agriculture and water, in partnership with landowners for the benefit of all.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Carse Pustmueller

Main address

PO Box 1938 52 N 1st Street

Granby, CO 80446 USA

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Formerly known as

Grand County Land Conservancy

EIN

84-1320036

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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To preserve and steward open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for vistas, agriculture, wildlife and water, in partnership with willing landowners for the benefit of all.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Colorado River Headwaters Conservation Program

Middle Park Land Trust's Colorado River Headwaters Conservation Program (CHCP) was established to generate partnerships and additional funding to preserve Grand County's most significant resource - the Colorado River and its headwater tributaries.  The CHCP focuses on creating long term goals that balance economic development with the presevation of significant landscapes and ecological systems.  Collaboration with key partners is required to implement this multi-phased program.

 

Additionally, grants from government organizations and private foundations alike are essential to the advancement of land conservation in Grand County.  MPLT hopes to combine its fundraising skills and conservation expertise with those skills of potential partners to make the Colorado River Headwaters Conservation Program successful.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Land Trust Alliance 2016

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is Colorado River Headwaters Land Trust's responsibility to do its part to protect the spectacular valleys and scenic views created by the headwaters of the Colorado River in Grand County. The rivers and streams of the Colorado River headwaters have shaped and continue to sustain the scenic valleys and landscapes so critical to Grand County's economy, cultural heritage and quality of life. These are the landscapes Colorado Headwaters Land Trust is working hard to protect, by focusing its efforts on two major conservation projects: the Colorado River and Fraser River Initiatives.

The land trust's primary land protection tool is the conservation easement, a voluntary binding legal document between the landowner and the land trust that identifies the conservation values that qualify a property and permanently protects those values by restricting development, subdivision and other non-compatible uses.

Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, the only local land trust servicing Grand County, is a Colorado-certified land trust and has received National Accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance.

We have listed over 8000 acres of protected lands and water rights within the areas of the Headwaters of The Colorado River and are seeking many more at this time along with working alongside other organizations to protect the watershed that services many states in the Western portions of The United States.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Colorado Headwaters Land Trust

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nick Meyer

CHLT

Term: 2014 - 2016

Greeley Sachs

CHLT

Steve Sears

CHLT

Nick Meyer

CHLT

Michelle Cowardin

CHLT

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes