The Crested Butte Land Trust

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The Crested Butte Land Trust
Crested Butte Land Trust
PROTECTING & PRESERVING
natural lands, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat, trails and working ranches
INSIDE:
• 10th Anniversary of the Lower Loop
• 2nd Annual Wine & Food Festival
• Conservationists of the Year
C R E S T E D
B U T T E
L A N D
T R U S T
S U M M E R
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N E W S L E T T E R
president’s letter
Photo by www.XavierFane.com
For the benefit
and the enjoyment
of us all.
O
pen space has the unique
ability to benefit everyone
in the community, and
that makes the successful preservation of our valley’s rugged beauty
very satisfying. For ranchers, it is
the preservation of a hard-earned
lifestyle; for environmentalists, it is
the feelings of serenity and appreciation that spending time in nature brings; for
business people, open space is a priceless amenity for a self-sustaining economy.
The Crested Butte Land Trust celebrates a successful organization that
values diversity in its Board of Directors. By reaching out to all segments of our
community of residents and visitors alike, by remaining politically neutral, and
by utilizing a variety of land preservation tools, our work can be more effective,
broad based, and beneficial to a wide range of people.
While biking along the Woods Walk, traversing through the aspens to
Peanut Lake, the Slate River and the Lower Loop, please think of the Crested
Butte Land Trust. We have preserved these trails for all to enjoy.
When you admire the fledgling grasses, willows and spruce trees now
growing almost a foot high at the reclaimed Peanut Mine, please think of the
Crested Butte Land Trust. We have reclaimed the contaminated and dangerous
tailings ponds for the benefit of everyone.
When you drive through the East River Valley, and see the hardworking ranchers irrigating their lush hay meadows, and the magnificent views
of Paradise Divide, please think of the Crested Butte Land Trust. We have
assisted these families who steward our agricultural heritage.
Passing by the pristine Slate River Wetland Preserve on the drive up
to Mt. Crested Butte, please think of the Crested Butte Land Trust. We have
protected these extraordinary waters as they are critical to wildlife habitat.
We have had tremendous supporters and collaborators along the way,
and thank you all for your contributions to our successes. Working together, the
Land Trust can encourage a sustainable community enjoyed by all.
Jeff Hermanson, President
CRESTED BUTTE LAND TRUST
Preserving the present for the future
STAFF
Ann Johnston, Executive Director
Heather Duryea, Stewardship Coordinator
Liz Vehlow, Events Coordinator
Kim Carroll Bosler, Development Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeff Hermanson, President
Keith Bauer, Vice-President
Tim Mueller, Treasurer
Jim Starr, Secretary
David Baxter
Joe Currier
Beverly Griffith
John Hess
Fred Holbrook
Dan McElroy
Linda Powers
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Bill Abraham
Norm Bardeen
Peter Bogardus
Tim Clark
Glo Cunningham
Marcia Hegeman
Jackie Ingham
Dan Jones
Robert Kerr
Paula Lehr
Sandra Allen Leinsdorf
Jennifer Rose
Lowry Smith
John Spencer
Scott Truex
CONTACT
CBLT
PO Box 2224
Crested Butte, CO 81224
P: 970.349.1206
F: 970.349.1210
www.cblandtrust.org
[email protected].net
Cover Photographer, Kevin Krill
Editor & Designer, Kim Carroll Bosler
Founded in 1991, CBLT is an IRS designated
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed
to the protection and preservation of the
Gunnison Valley’s natural lands, scenic
vistas, wildlife habitat, trails and working
ranches. All gifts, grants and contributions
are tax deductible.
Photo by Chad Martens
C
Kids for Conservation
Photo by Kelly Winner
onservation of our local lands would not be possible lands and helping the environment by reducing waste.
without the support and participation of the people Also last spring, CBCS third grade students worked to
in this community. We recognize that everyone has preserve a rain forest as well as our own beautiful back yard.
something valuable to conThese students raised money
tribute, and individuals can
through a very successful bake
and do make a difference.
sale, held at four locations
The Crested Butte Land
around town. The kids
Trust owes part of its success
exceeded their fundraising
in 2009 to some inspirational
goal, and proceeds were
students who are enrolled at
used to preserve three acres
the Crested Butte Commuof rain forest land through
nity School.
the organization Cool Earth
All three classes of
and to support local land
kindergartners from CBCS
preservation through CBLT.
participated in a project last
In addition, CBCS
spring to benefit the Land
fourth grade students recently
Trust. As part of their Earth
helped the Land Trust while
Day celebration, the children
honing their literary skills.
hand painted reusable canvas
Students contributed to the
Kindergartners
at
the
Crested
Butte
Community
School.
shopping bags, sold them,
2010 Land Trust calendars by
and donated the money they raised to CBLT. A letter received composing original haikus to accompany the twelve months of
by CBLT and signed by all the children said in part, “We would photographs of local landscapes.
like to donate the money to the Land Trust so that we can CBLT thanks all of these students and their dedicated
help preserve the beautiful land around our valley. Thank you teachers for their creative support! These kids are making a
for making such a difference in the world we live in.” Thanks direct, positive impact in our community and the world we live
to these kids for protecting our local open spaces and natural in. Our future is in good hands.
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0th
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Anniversary of the Lower Loop
Photo submitted by John Hess
Photo submitted by John Hess
Photo by Melizza Belkin
his summer is
the 10th anniversary of
Crested Butte’s Lower
Loop trail and recreation
area. From the inception
of the Crested Butte Land
Trust in 1991, the Lower
Loop parcel was a top priority for preservation. Comprised of
193 acres, the Lower Loop provides opportunities for hiking,
biking, fishing and skiing, as well as offering physical and
spiritual connections with nature. The trail begins in the Town
of Crested Butte and meanders through National Forest lands
on its way to Oh-Be-Joyful in the Raggeds Wilderness.
The Slate River runs through the property, creating
wetlands and wildlife habitat that is home to a diverse
community of plants, mammals, birds and fish. Here, one can
hear an elk bugling or discover mountain lion tracks in the
mud. Great Blue Herons nest on the island in Peanut Lake,
wildflowers beckon hummingbirds, and hawks fly overhead.
In 1999, a local Crested Butte couple offered to
provide a $100,000 Challenge Grant if CBLT could raise an
additional $100,000 for the Lower Loop. CBLT continues to
be extremely grateful to these anonymous donors for their
generosity ten years ago. Their gift, combined with additional
donations and grants, resulted in the Lower Loop trail, which
is the most utilized trail system in the Gunnison Valley. Surveys
indicate that over 500 hikers, bikers and horseback riders use
the Lower Loop on any given summer day.
CBLT won an Award for Excellence for the Lower
Loop project from the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts.
The Lower Loop project stood out because of the many private
and public partners that collaborated with CBLT, including the
Town of Crested Butte, Gunnison County Land Preservation
Board, Great Outdoors Colorado, Adaptive Sports, the State
Trails Commission, International Mountain Bike Association,
the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, and many
individual donors. In addition, the wider track portion of
the trail made the Lower Loop the first trail in the Slate River
Valley to accommodate those with wheelchairs and special
needs. The project was also unique because the trail starts in
Mark Reaman
loads up his young
helpers, while
David Baxter,
Jim Gebhart and
John Hess build
a bridge during
one of the trail
building days for
the Lower Loop
in the summer
of 1999.
town and connects users to a wilderness area, without the need
or use of motorized vehicles.
We are so fortunate to know that this trail system and
recreational area will remain natural and accessible now and
forever. The Lower Loop remains one of CBLT’s proudest
achievements. Celebrate the 10th anniversary by getting out
and enjoying the Lower Loop.
Photo by www.XavierFane.com
T
In Praise of Trail Easements
rails provide a meaningful and satisfying outdoor
experience. By maintaining access to our magnificent
forests, meadows and wetlands, trails offer a unique
way to reaffirm our sense of connection with the natural
world. They also provide physical activity for a diverse range
of people, including persons with disabilities, children and
the elderly.
Local trails afford a myriad of opportunities to appreciate Crested Butte’s natural heritage. Trails often cross
lands which are environmentally sensitive. By leading hikers
and bikers along well-worn paths, delicate wetlands and high
alpine meadows are protected, while allowing recreationalists
to experience varied plant and animal life.
People come to the Gunnison Valley to escape
the city and enjoy a pristine mountain environment rich
in recreational lands. Recreation provides a stable, lasting
income to our valley, and trails are a valuable amenity to our
local recreational lands. Placing a trail easement on private
property can benefit both the property owner and the public
simultaneously. In surveys across the nation, trails are the most
popular amenity preferred by home buyers. They usually
consume very little buildable land because trails are often
constructed on slopes where homes are not usually built,
so little land is lost. There are also state and federal tax
incentives available for trail easements.
CBLT collaborates with many partners, including
developers and landowners, to provide trails and protect our
access points to public lands. If you would like to discuss
the possibility of donating a trail easement on your property,
or donating financially to our trail easement program, please
call the CBLT office at 970.349.1206. Trails provide what
residents and visitors to our community seek – access to
natural landscapes.
PERM
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EVENT SCHEDULE
MIT NO. 27
GRAND TASTING Features more than 250
different varietals, giving guests the opportunity
to try an intriguing array of wine options.
Appetizers will be served from great
local restaurants.
EVENING ON ELK AVENUE New for 2009!
Enjoy historic downtown Crested Butte and taste wines
featured at the Grand Tasting. With hundreds
of wines at the Festival, this gives you more
opportunity to sip and savor! Purchase the Grand Tasting and Evening
on Elk Avenue together for $100 ($10 savings.)
WINE SEMINARS Learn from winemakers and master sommeliers in
classroom format. Each class will elevate your inner oenophile curiosities
and desires! $35 to $50 per person. More seminars added all the time –
check our website for updates.
CHEF DINNERS The most prestigious event of
the weekend at which acclaimed chefs create
multi-course dinners paired with premium wines.
Held in private homes in Crested Butte, seating
is limited for each of these four special events.
WINEMAKER TRAILS New for 2009! Cyclists will head
out on a variety of the amazing mountain biking trails
found in Crested Butte. Each cyclist can choose between
beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced trails. All rides will be guided by
professional local guides and will include invited winemakers.
After the rides, cyclists will converge in a beautiful mountain meadow where they will
be treated to gourmet picnics as prepared by talented local
chefs and wines presented by these prestigious winemakers.
All riders receive an official Crested Butte Wine cycling jersey!
For tickets and more information
call 303-809-0404, or visit
www.crestedbuttewine.com.
Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Crested Butte Land Trust.
Lodging and ticket packages available
via our partnership with the Crested
Butte Mountain Resort with room
nights starting as low as $143 per night.
Visit www.crestedbuttewine.com/lodging.htm
or call CB Vacations at 888-280-5724.
* Events subject to change. Check website for updated
SUPPORT THE CRESTED BUTTE LAND TRUST IN 2009
We are grateful to the following for supporting the Crested Butte Land Trust from May 15, 2008 to May 15, 2009. Thank you for
helping to “Preserve the present for the future.” We also wish to thank those donors who have chosen to remain anonymous.
TRUSTEES OF THE LAND
Kevin J. and Susan W. Beltz
Russell and Dorothy Budd
Gene and Shirley Cordes
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Dr. and Mrs. John Haley
Jeff Hermanson
SUSTAINING DONORS
Alpine Acupuncture
William and Jill Angel
Bacchanale
Clif and Kathy Barnhart
Wayne Batwin and Sandy Huffman
Keith and Jodi Bauer
Dan Bench
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berry, Jr.
Rose-Marie Bollier
Richard and Martha Burr
Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Cook, Jr.
Joe and Liz Currier
Cristiana Guesthaus
Melissa Cunningham
Alice and Robbin Dawson
Carole Dobbie
David D. and Carole J. Ebner
Xavier Fane
Jacob and Martha Geller
Melissa Giacchino
Bob, Mandy, Ben and Mo Gillie
Balie and Beverly Griffith
Alan G. and Gloria M. Heath
Brian Inouye and Nora Underwood
Linda A. Jennings
David and Ann Johnston
Peter and Margaret Kennel
Fred and Robin Koval
David and Kathryn Larsen
Don G. and Josephine L. Lebrasse
David and Sandra Leinsdorf
Jack and Bettye Lemon-Gilmour
David A. and Mary D. Lind
Wendy and Woody Lindenmyer
Kenny Marks
Charles and Susan McKee
Randall and Shirley Pogue
Linda Powers
Sandra L. Polson Trust
Jay and Daphne Shipowitz
Lowry and LeIla Smith
Jim and Annie Starr
Richard and Kim Sweitzer
Wally Trepp
David and Corinne Tyler
Wouter and Jill Van Tiel
Nickolas M. Waser and Mary V. Price
Jim Watson
Robert and Susan Youker
GOLD CONSERVATIONISTS
Phyllis Cowell
Sidney and Janet Farmer
John and Margarita Hennessy
Terry and Ginger Rathert
Diane Ross
John and Carson Taylor, Jr.
Bruce and Susanne Wilkinson
SILVER CONSERVATIONISTS
David and Chris Baxter
Ed and Judy Ligon
Marcy Long
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meginnis
Tim and Diane Mueller
Bert Phillips and Happy Fowler
George and Bobbie Reinhardt
Dr. and Mrs. John Soucheray
Bill and Anita Vallett
Tim and Wren Wirth
BRONZE CONSERVATIONISTS
Richard and Mary Allen
Bruce and Deborah Alpern
Bank of the West
Robert J. and Tina M. Bishop
Roy and Toni Bliss
Bob and Judith Brust
Phillip and Austin Coombs
Crested Butte Bank
Joe Cruz and Jane Kuenzel
Chuck Ferrell
Frank and Linda Fialkoff
Tim and Christe Fretthold
John M. and Shannon Fudge
Ingrid Gebavi
Fran and Wendy Guy
Lash Hansborough
Anne A. Hickman
Holbrook & Smith General Contractors
David and Lezlie Hudiburg
John and Jackie Ingham
Richard Kimball and Mary Louise Skinner
Paul and Jacquelyn Kingsbury
Bill Langley and Sue Rouse
John and Debra Lucas
Withrow Meeker
David and Patricia Miller
Kenneth and Barbara Moffitt
John and Christy Murchison, Jr.
Prescor, Inc.
Mike and Cille Ribaudo
Michael and Nancy Roach
William and Anne Ronai
Thomas W. and Cathy Scoville
Jeffrey Serra
Anthony and Randi Stroh
Larry and Chris Tanning
Graham Ullrich and Sue Schappert
Beth and Ben Wegbreit
Peter and Mary Winants
INDIVIDUAL DONORS
Jerry Abeles
Gary and Carolyn Achenbach
Mr. and Mrs. James Akers
William H. Alexander
Trent and Linda Anderson
Brenda Archer
Monica Ariowitsch
James D. and Joanne W. Arnott
Lou R. and Nell F. Baeten, DDS, MS
Robin Baither
Priscila Banks
Leah Banford
Larry Gregory and Carol Cronin Barbour
Tery L. and Mary C. Baskin
Harry and Nancy Beaudry
Robert Behr and Nancy Graham
John and Melissa Belkin
Elizabeth and David Bell
James and Catherine Benedict
Charles Bennett, PhD
Ralph Benson
Tony Benson
Richard C. Berg
Walker and Ruth Berkshire
Chuck and Jennifer Bess
Thomas Bielefeld
Glee Biery
Thomas and Linda Biery
Joan Binkow
Lyle Blanden
Bonnie Boatwright
Jules Bohnn, MD
Candis Bond
Janet Bowman and Laurie Bolard
Sarah Boynton
Robert J. and Malla T. Brandenberger
Richard and Donna Bratton
John and Kay Braziel
Robert and Carol Foster Breeze, MD
Grant and Julie Bremer
Peter and Mary Jane Bridges
Eric Bridgford and Kathryn Tippie
Robert H. and Laura A. Brodie
Frank Brookins
William and Susan Brooks
Andrew Brown
Andy and Jerry Brown
Dwight and Patsy Brown
Fred Brown
Mike Brown
Roger and Linda Brown
Michael A. Brummer
Dr. and Mrs. John Bruno
Bill and Carolyn Brusman
Bernard E. and Martha A. Bryson
Jeff and Beth Buehler
Gail Burford and Pete Lawson
Matt Capritto
J. Christopher and Ruth Carey
E. Hugh and Linda H. Chappell, Jr.
David Charnack
Zia Charnack
Jeffrey W. and Loretta J. Clarke
David and Terry Clayton
James R. Cobb
Jack and Peggy Colby
Kenneth W. and Mabeth Coleman
Mark and Emily Collins
Karen and Gus Comiskey
Nancy and Mark Conant
Gary and Kirsten Cook
Ray and Maria Cook
Reagan and Susan Coon
John Copp
Diane Cornwall
Thomas and Alaine Cosgrove
Robert Couchman
Marla Covey
Shaun and Michelle Cox
Patricia L. Crader
Winfield Craven, MD
Richard and Eva Critchfield
John Todd and Caroline Crocker
William Crocker
Martin and Karen Cude
Mike and Sherri Cummings
Annamarie Daane
Mark Daily and Lynn Cudlip
Mr and Mrs William D’Armond
Brian and Carol Dale
Bart and Eileen Dalton
Kathy Darrow
Paul and Robbie Davis
Taylor Davis
Joseph De Compiegne
Peter Dea and Cathy Carpenter Dea
Chris Degner
David and Barbara Dehaemers
Jeffrey Delaney and Dana Beardslee Delaney
Terry and Laura Detlefsen
Joyel Dhieux
Caroline and Jack Diani
Randy Dietrich
Rick Divine
Richard and Ellen Dobbin
Neil and Linda Dorrel
Curtis and Margaret Dorris
Sterling and Melinda Doster
Robin E. Dreyfuss
Bruce Driver and Char Dougherty
Brittany Drendel and Ross MacLean
Scott and Debra Duncan
Larry and Karen Dunn
William and Susan Duryea
Margaret Easly
Scott W. and Pamela F. Eaton
Ernest Eck and Patricia Karlin
Dr. Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich
David and Lois Einsidler
Pam Ellis
John R. and Sandra Kipp Emery
Marty and Kay Evans
Mrs. Theodora L. Feldberg
Pierre and Kathleen Felli
Wayne Felton
Thomas and Cindy Filchner
Robert Fine and Marsha Goldstein
Steven Finkel
Jay and Ginny Fitzgerald
Ray and Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Joseph and Janice Foerch
Daniel and Marilyn Foster
Gil and Lynn Friedlander
Gilbert L. and Alice Fuld
Scott and Casandra Fulkerson
Scott and Connie Funk
Charles K. & Stephanie R. Gailey, III
Carlo Gaines
Andrew and Laura Gall
Jim Garot
Gary Gellin and Holly Harris
Mr. and Mrs. James Gibbs
Steven and Joyce Gibson
Jack Gilmour
Roger A. Glasgow
David and Sharon Gleeson
Jason Goldman and Emily Hazan
Jeff and Shannon Graham
Bill and Susan Grana
Milton and Jennie Graves
David Gray and Carolyn Blanchard
Walter and Sherron Green
Charles J. Gries
Andrew Grimes, MD
Barry and Rena Grossman
Andrew and Suzanne Hadley
Scott and Heidi Hahn
Dr. and Mrs. Arvel Haley
Denis B. Hall
Richard and Wendy Hall
J. Marshall Hamilton
Ralph and Carol Hamner
John and Judith Hansen
Scott and Kristi Hargrove
Julia Hamilton Harms, TTEE
Kelly B. and Tanja Harrison
Kevin and Rosemary Harvey
Andrew Haverkampf
Marc and Nancy Hazan
Betsy Heartfield
Lucy Hecker
Andrew and Lynn Hedesh
Alan and Marcia Hegeman
Joan Heinz
Louise Heller
Casady Henry
Sandra C. Henry
Mary Hense
John Hess and Tracy Wickland
Clay Hicks
Karen Hickey
Hinds-Bilton Family
Martha Hodgden
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hogue
Christine P. Holbrook
Paul and Kathy Hooge
Robert Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Don Humphreys
Grant and Jenifer Humphreys
David and Bonnie Inouye
John and Simone Irwin
Geoff and Jennifer Isringhausen
Randa Jacobs
Lynn Jagaciewski and Craig Williams
Mindaugas and Linnea Jatulis
Tom and Karen Jensen
Carol M. Johnson
David and Candace Johnson
John and Mary Jones
Erin Kahler
Gregg and Kristine Kampf
Robert and Barbara Kauffman
James and Ruth Keene, III
Gary Keiser and Elizabeth Shell Keiser
William and Daisette Kellett
Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr.
Nicholas and Tina Kempin
Sue and Herb Kessner
Anita King
Michael J. and Amanda Knoll
Key and Catherine Kolb
Nathaniel Kolb, III
Carla Kramer and Josh Granof
Christina and Brian Kuhlmann
Allison Kuhne and Michael
Butcher
Bill and Catherine Lacy
William and Marjorie Laduke
Timothy and Andrea Ruth Lee
Clarke and Charmon Lehew
Edwin Lehrburger
Brett and Jenny Lessley
Joel Levey
Iris Levin
Michael and Ellen Levitt
Margot Levy
Perry J. Lewis
Melissa C. Lewis
Michael and Perdita Linehan
Peter Litton
Eric and Bette Long
Robert Lyman
Paul L. Mack
Gerard and Constance Mackey
Ronald and Patricia Martin
Laura and Tyler Martineau
Ross Matsumoto
Timothy and Margaret McCandless
Dan and Janice McElroy
Charles and Cathy McGinnis
Uwe Meissner
John and Kathleen Meyer
Allan and Diane Miller
Melynda Hogue and Russell Miller
Sarah Miller
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Miller, Jr.
Molly Minneman
Richard and Lisa Moody
Detty Moore and Linda Hebert
James D. and Alyce Moore
James R. and Linda Morton
Lawrence F. Mosher
Barry and Lynne Muirhead
John Murphy
Honeydew Murray
Mr and Mrs Scott Murray
Ted and Caroline Murray
Courtney Myers and Theron Graham
Gary and Rochelle Needham
Georg Nevole
Seth Novatt and Priscilla Natkins
Patrick and Jordan O’Neill
Mr. and Mrs. David O’Reilly
Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Oliphant
Karen Oritz
Lawrence C. and Verin Paddock
Mrs. Maren Palmer
Ginny Passoth
Gerry and Lois Pate
John and Caryn Patton
Mike and Keyhe Pearce
Bill and Cynthia Peatross
Dan and Harriet Peavy
Ron and Vicky Pelinski
Thomas H. Perkins
Jeanette Peter
Eric Peterson and Cathy Steinberger
Steve Porter
Garland Porterfield, MD
James and Joan Prentice
Greg Price
Heather Prouty
Wm. K. and Mary Jane Pryor
William and Margaret Puckett
Robert and Barbara Pyle
Gary and Frances Rainwater
George and Elaine Rau
Melanie Rees
Donald and Susan Reithel
Joseph Rhone and Tom Pritchard
Lee Riciputi and Claudia Mora
Miriam Ricketts and James Willis
H. Grant and Jill Robbins, II
Gareth and Linda H. Roberts
James Robertson
Douglas Robotham
David Rose and Ceil Murray
Brent and Betty Rosenthal
Eric and Kathleen Ross
Dr. Sandra G. Rosswork
Rudolph and Lois Rozman
Scott and Margaret Sanders
Ronda Sandquist and David Ladd
Ralph Savarese and Roberta McMorrow
Jacob Scherr and Carole Dickert-
Scherr
Dave and Betty Schneider
Gary and Nancy Schultz
Daniel Semegen and Susan Firestone Semegen
Peter and Deborah Sershon
Ronald J. and Donna Seuferling
Elisabeth Sherratt
Carol Sidell
James and Delrena Sides
Randall P. and Marsha Singleton
Bill Smith and Jennifer Rose
Al and Wythina Smith
Skip and Karen Smith
Cathy Sporcich
Margaret A. Sporcich
Raymond Sprague and Kathleen J. Turner
Bo and Jamie Stambaugh
Franklin Stern and Caroline McLean
Richard E. Stiefler
Juliet Stillman
Jerry and Virginia Stone
Leland and Elizabeth Stone
Michael A. and Carolyn W. Stone
Phillip B. and Lisa Stranahan, Jr.
Rebecca Suazo
Kelly Sudderth
Robert Sundstrom
Dennis and Yolanda Tafi
Larry Tate
Terry Toole
Linda Trifone
Mark Tye
Michelle U’Ren
Silvia Unterkreuter
Ms. Elizabeth Vehlow
Theodore and Martha Violett
Albert V. and Kathryn G. Vogel
Deborah Voorhees
Mercedes Voorhees
Joe and Ellen Walker
Laird and Chris Walker
Kim Walter
Martha C. and Tom Warner
Neil Watko
Ward B. Watt and Carol Boggs
Ron Welborn
Nancy Wellborn-David
David White and Heather Duryea
Marco White
Roy and Susan Widjeskog
Helen L. Wilke
C.M. Williams
Claire Williams
Joe and Becky Williams
Dr. and Mrs. Lacy Williams, MD
Devon and Grayce Wilson
William and Diana Winkler, MD
Klaus and Karin Wisiol
Dr. Jay Wolkov
Terry Woodrow
Dr. Roy Wright and Barbara Wright
Mary Jane Wurster
Ms. Loraine Yeatts
Barry and Janet Young
Robert and Betsy Zakely
Rick and Annie Zander
Lucy Zavala
Michele Zembal
CODICIL CLUB
Frank Brookins
Richard Kimball and Mary Louise Skinner
Margaret Mead
Melanie Rees
Phil Roy
IN MEMORY
David and Chris Baxter
in memory of Nina Scripps
William and Elaine Brandt
in memory of Sarah Brandt
Brandt Foundation
in memory of Sarah Brandt
Carlson Family Foundation
in memory of Tom Norton
Richard and Ellen Dobbin
in memory of J. Christopher Dobbie
Jack, Irene and Jessie Dudas
in memory of J. Christopher Dobbie
Christopher and Shelia Green
in memory of Sarah Brandt
Balie J. and Beverly Griffith
in memory of Don Norgard
Ethan Hicks
in memory of his mother, Peggy Jeanette Geyer Hicks
Jackie and John Ingham
in memory of Peggy Jeanette Geyer Hicks
in memory of Nina Scripps
in memory of Dianne White
David and Elizabeth Johnston
in memory of Cassi Wimmingham
Don G. and Josephine L. Labrasse
in memory of Albert Kang
in memory of Jheryl Busby
in memory of Loretta Saint-Louis
in memory of Bernice Groh
in memory of Thomas Leary
in memory of Fern Kanive
in memory of Forest Trojanovich
William and Karen Mueller
in memory of J. Christopher Dobbie
Leslie C. Perrot-Friedkin
in memory of David Friedkin
Catherine Rodriguez
in memory of Nina Scripps
Robert Scripps
in memory of Nina Scripps
Judge Ross A. and Mariann Sears and Jessica Jensen
in memory of Peggy Jeanette Geyer Hicks
Gilbert and Barbara Smith
in memory of J. Christopher Dobbie
Graham Ullrich and Sue Schappert
in memory of David Reynolds
Nancy N. Welch
in memory of Rudy and Esther Verzuh
IN HONOR
Clifford T. and Susan D. Beckman
in honor of Lou Beckman & Pete Davis
Robert J. and Malla T. Brandenberger
in honor of Bill Powell and Patti Gast
Gail Burford and Pete Lawson
in honor of Edwina Lawson
Dr. Clifford Colwell
in honor of Chris and Carolyn Beall Colwell
David Cook and Carolyn Young
in honor of Jim Campbell
Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte
Chamber of Commerce
in honor of Denis Hall
Richard and Anne Dougherty
in honor of Ruth and Skip Berkshire
David and Holly Grainger
in honor of Tim Clark
Raul and Alexis Hernandez
in honor of Nick Hernandez
Daniel and Edwina Lawson
in honor of Gail Burford
Margot Levy
in honor of Glo Cunningham
in honor of Linda Powers
Ted and Caroline Murray
in honor of Lou Beckman
Laurence and Elzbieta Nolan
in honor of Jim Campbell
Catherine and Daniel Piergentili
in honor of Jim Campbell
Thomas M. & Leewood Woodell, II
in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ingraham
in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Biery
in honor of Mr. & Mrs. William Manuel
Alexandra Zasimova
in honor of Jim Campbell
IN HONOR OF
JOHN & MARGIE HALEY
Hardy Family Gallery
Gordon and Nicole Keehn
Michael Repka, MD
Jeffrey Whitman
GRANTORS
1% for Open Space
Great Outdoors of Colorado
The Gunnison County Land Preservation Board
Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley
Gates Family Foundation
FOUNDATIONS &
CHARITABLE TRUSTS
Akers Foundation
American Express Foundation
Bailey Family Foundation
Becky and Joe Williams Family Fund of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
Carlson Family Foundation
Colwell Family Fund of the
San Diego Foundation
Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, with thanks to the donorsEd and Judy Ligon
Gil and Lynn Friedlander
Anne Hickman,
donor advisor of the Hickman Fund
Tim and Christe Fretthold,
donor advisors of the Aerie Fund
Gus and Karen Comiskey
David and Sharon Gleeson
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Greater Houston Community Foundation with support from Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr. Fund
Houston Jewish Community Foundation
I Do Foundation
Jewish Communal Fund
Oppenheimer Funds Legacy Matching Gifts Program
Pine Tree Foundation
Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust
Pritchard Family Foundation
Richard Goldstein Private Foundation
Sandra L. Polson Trust
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
United Way of Central New Mexico
Winslow Foundation
STEWARDS OF THE LAND
CBLT thanks the following families
and organizations for their generous
land contributions and preservation
efforts: Allen, Anders, Beitner,
Bench, Betz, Biery, Burstein, Cavalli,
Conroad Associates LP, Cosentino,
De Pasquale, Divine, Eccher, Gallin,
Gebhart, Gronk LLC, Hidden Mine
Homeowners Association, Huckeby,
Jucha, Kapushion, Kennel, Kroft,
Kubricht, McElroy, McGill, Mead,
Meredith, Miller, Niccoli, Ochs, Oso
& Luna LLC, Passow, Perry, Pitkin
Iron Co., Ranch Reserve, Riverbend
Homeowners Association, Robbins,
Robinson, RMBL, Rolling River LLC,
Rozman, Silka, Smith, Stratman,
Stroh, Trout Ranch LLC, Trust for
Public Land, Trout Ranch LLC, US
Energy, US Forest Service, Utley,
Zeligman
BUSINESSES &
ORGANIZATIONS
Acme Liquor
All Action Maintenance
Arrangements Catering
Bluestone Builders
City Market Cares Program
Colorado Mountain Events, LLC
Conservation Solutions Mgmt CO, LLC
Crested Butte Community School
Kindergarteners
Third Graders
Fourth Graders
Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce
Dragon Sheet Metal
Eastside Bistro
Farley Custom Carpentry & Renovation, LLC
Gears, Inc.
Ice Mountain Jewelry
Marr Corp.
McAfee Enterprises, LP
Noreen Construction, Inc
Rocky Mountain Trees & Landscaping
Shondeck Financial Services and Insurance
Sterling Valley Systems, Inc
Storage One / Crested Butte, LLC
Tomichi Tire-Towing Service
Wildrose Appraisal, Inc
GIFTS IN KIND
Alpineer
Artisan Rug Gallery
Avalanche Bar and Grill
Bacchanale
David and Chris Baxter
Tony Benson
Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven
Nathan Bilow Photography
Bit ‘n Spur Restaurant
Blue Moon Books
Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs
Brick Oven Pizzeria
Buckaroo Beanery
Leanne Canty
Casa Bella
CB Hand and Foot Care
Clear Rivers Skin Care and Waxing
The Club at Crested Butte
Colorado Rapids
Gene and Shirley Cordes
Creative Catering
Crested Butte Angler
Crested Butte Cookie Company
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Music Festival
Crested Butte Nordic Council
Crested Butte Sports
Joe and Liz Currier
Denver Art Museum
Denver Center for Performing Arts
Django’s
Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
Donita’s Cantina
Eastside Bistro
Fantasy Ranch
Finca Bellavista
Kiley Flint
Four Eighteen
Paul Gallaher
Ginger Cafe
Go West
Peter J. Hagen and Lindsay Faulkner Hagen
Hair of the Dawg
Jeff Hermanson
Joe and Tracy Hollister
Hotel Teatro
Ice Mountain Jewelry
John Fielder Photography
David and Ann Johnston
Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Larimer Square
Last Steep
Lavish
Le Bosquet
Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill
Lobar
Majestic Theatre
Marc Piscotty Photography, LLC
Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle
Matchstick Productions
Maxwell’s
MCA Denver
Michelle and Co. Salon and Boutique
Misty Mountain
Mountain Colors Painting
Mountain Earth Whole Foods
Mountain Tails
Tim and Diane Mueller
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Murray
Nomadic Spirit
Oh Be Dogful Pet Ranch
Oh Be Joyful Therapeutic Massage
Orvis Hotsprings
Pitas in Paradise
Pooh’s Corner
Linda Powers
Princess Wine Bar
Red Mountain Logworks
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Rocky Mountain Trees & Landscaping
John and Haden Spencer
Studio West
The Slogar
The Inn at Crested Butte
The Secret Stash
Timberline Restaurant
Tony Hawk, Inc.
Wiesbaden Hot Springs, Spa, and Lodging
Wildrose Appraisal
The Wooden Nickel
Zion Cycles
Zion Park Inn
If we have inadvertently not
recognized you on this list, or if you
prefer to be acknowledged differently,
please let us know. We apologize
for any oversights and thank you for
your gift.
crested butte land trust news
The Peanut Mine Reclamation Project won a National Award
for Excellence in 2008 from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
This project shows how community involvement, innovative
partnering between public, private and government groups,
and careful planning can combine to produce exemplary
reclamation. As a result, sixteen acres of mine and mill wastes
are reclaimed and three new acres of wetlands have been
established at the entrance to the Lower Loop Trail system.
CBLT thanks all of those who have contributed to the project,
including students and staff at the Crested Butte Community
School, and the 75 volunteers
who planted over 4,500 trees.
Caddis Cup Fly Fishing
Tournament
Mark your calendar for the 8th
annual Caddis Cup Fly Fishing
Tournament. Join angler
enthusiasts from all over the
country for an unforgettable
two days in the heart of the
majestic Colorado Rockies
participating in this exciting,
non-competitive fly fishing
experience. Participants are
paired with experienced local
anglers. A dinner party and
guide selection will be held on
Thursday, July 16 at Cement Creek Ranch. Friday, July 17 will
be the fishing tournament and awards ceremony. For questions
or to register, contact Liz Vehlow at 970.349.1206 or email
[email protected]
Explore Schofield
In the high elevations just north of Crested Butte is the
old mining town site of Schofield. Schofield is bordered by
National Forest, and CBLT owns acreage here that is open for
public access. This access provides recreational opportunities
from the town site through the High Elk Corridor. A rough
summer-only road, perfect for hiking or biking, goes from
Crested Butte through the High Elk Corridor linking Gothic,
Crystal and Marble. The sub-alpine valley system of the High
Elk Corridor provides important wildlife habitat, an unpolluted
water source, and a unique outdoor laboratory for experiments
performed by the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab.
Farewell Jennifer Rose
Jennifer Rose moved to Crested Butte almost 30 years ago
from Middleburg, Virginia. An avid hiker, mushroom hunter
and wildflower enthusiast, Jennifer shared her appreciation
for natural areas by organizing hikes and hunts through Land
Trust preserved properties. She travels frequently with her
husband and son, and operates the Massage Studio.
Jennifer volunteered on CBLT’s Board of Directors from 2002
through 2008, serving as Vice President and Fundraising Chair.
Her energy, laughter and creative ideas are greatly missed.
Welcome Fred Holbrook
Fred Holbrook is the newest volunteer member of CBLT’s
Board of Directors. Fred arrived in Crested Butte for the
winter season of 1975-1976.
He started his own business
building both commercial
and residential projects. Fred
has previously served on the
Boards of the Chamber of
Commerce and the Crested
Butte Mountain Theater, as
well as the Gunnison County
Planning Commission. In his
free time, Fred likes to take
full advantage of the biking,
hiking and Nordic ski trails
that the Land Trust provides
around Crested Butte.
Photo by John Miller
Peanut Mine Reclamation Award
New Staff Members
Liz Vehlow joined the CBLT
staff in October 2008 as Events Coordinator. Liz was previously an Income Development Representative at the American
Cancer Society in Chicago before moving to Crested Butte to
pursue a life in the mountains. Liz has planned a summer of
CBLT events you won’t want to miss.
Kim Carroll Bosler was hired as the Developmet Director in
March 2009. She was previously with KBUT Community Radio
for 13 years, serving as General Manager and Development
Director. Kim has also served on the Board of Directors for
two media related non-profit organizations.
2010 Calendars Available
We are pleased to announce that 2010 CBLT calendars
are on sale now. The calendar features the work of local
photographers whose stunning images reflect the unique beauty
of the Gunnison Valley. Well-versed fourth graders from the
Crested Butte Community School contributed original haikus
to accompany the photos. Calendars can be purchased online
at cblandtrust.org, at CBLT’s office located at 308 Third St.
in Crested Butte, or from local retailers. Proceeds benefit the
ongoing conservation efforts of CBLT.
Photo by JC Leacock
Land Steward Volunteers Needed
Land stewards monitor CBLT properties at least once every
year. The volunteer commitment is minimal, requiring only
a few hours of time each year. Training is provided, and
new stewards are paired with veteran volunteers. The main
requirement is keen observation skills. Knowing your flora and
fauna is especially helpful. This is a great opportunity to access
CBLT properties that may otherwise be closed to the public.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Heather Duryea
at 970.349.1206 or email [email protected]
1% for open space update
Since its inception in 1997, the 1% for Open Space program has donated over 1.2 million dollars towards the preservation
of over 4,000 acres throughout Gunnison County. In 2008, 1% for Open Space raised $129,312 for land preservation projects
and pledged $100,000 to the Crested Butte Land Trust. In concert with CBLT, 1% for Open Space launched a campaign for
the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce to include open space as one of their core values as an economic
driver in our communities. The 1% program for the preservation of open space exists thanks to participating businesses. Please
support and thank the following businesses:
Karyn Adelman Acupuncture
Alpengardener
Alpine Mortgage Group
Alpineer
Audrey Anderson, Butte Books
Susie Attaway
Bacchanale
Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven
Black Tie Ski Rentals
CB Card Company
Crested Butte Property Management
Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
The General Store
9380 Prime
Rustica
The Ice Bar
Paradise Warming House
Base Area Basics
On Mountain Basics
Butte 66
Woodstone Grill
Woodstone Deli
Slopemates
Elevation Station
Crested Butte News
Crested Butte Medical Center
Crested Butte Nordic Council
Cement Creek Ranch
Clear Rivers Skin Care & Waxing
Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty
Dragonfly Anglers
Dragon Sheet Metal
Donita’s Cantina
Elk Mountain Lodge
Evans Contracting
Flying Petito Sisters Video Store
Gunnison Brewery
Gunnison Country Times
Heather Elliot, Graphic Designer
Interior Visions
Le Bosquet
Lucille Lucas Gallery
Lynn Moore, Moore for Your Money
Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle
Mountain Colors Decorating Center
Mountain Spirits Liquors
The Mountain Store
Munchkin’s Music and Dance
Nathan Bilow Photography
Paragon Gallery
Pema Dawa
Pioneer Guest Cabins
Pitas in Paradise
Pooh’s Corner
Red Lady Realty
Rocky Mountain Biological Lab / Gothic Store
Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscaping
Ruben’s New Mexican Restaurant
The Secret Stash
Spellbound Furniture Works
Timberline Mechanical
Town of Mt. Crested Butte
Why Cook?!
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Conservationists of the Year
“We support the Crested Butte Land Trust
for its efforts to keep our valley special for
future generations. We enjoy using the trails
and resting our eyes on the pristine views that
make Crested Butte so unique.”
-Gene & Shirley Cordes
An avid photographer himself, Gene’s portrait was
taken last summer on CBLT protected property in Schofield
Park. Professional photographer Nathan Bilow, also a generous
supporter of CBLT, donated this photographic day trip to help
raise funds for CBLT’s annual Adventure Auction.
Bilow has lived in the Crested Butte area since the
late 1970’s. His work has appreared in numerous national and
international publications. Although he has traveled extensively
in Europe and around the world, Bilow maintains that the best
CRESTED BUTTE LAND TRUST
PO Box 2224
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Gene Cordes in Schofield Park.
Photo by NathanBilowPhotography.com
his year, the Crested Butte Land Trust would like
to recognize and honor Gene and Shirley Cordes
as Conservationists of the Year. Their continuing
generous philanthropy benefits all of us. Supporters of CBLT
since 1999, Gene and Shirley have helped fund critical projects
including the permanent protection of the Lower Loop trail
system, preservation of the Rozman Ranch, and protection of
wildlife habitat on Kebler Pass. CBLT is indebted to them for
their active support and participation over many years.
place for him and his family is Crested Butte. Bilow supports
several nonprofit organizations in the local community, but
says that every year he especially looks forward to donating a
photographic day trip for the Land Trust.
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PERMIT NO. 27
CRESTED BUTTE, CO
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