The national Land Trust Alliance, founded in 1982, works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.
“We all depend on the land to live. What we do with the land – build on it, take resources from it, save it – affects the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink. The land affects where we live and how we live. Even though we walk on it every day, sometimes we forget it’s even there and can take the land for granted,” states the Land Trust Alliance’s website.
In our area, the Eagle Valley Land trust (EVLT) conserves our precious land. Its mission statement is to “preserve the character of our community, one acre at a time and to protect, forever,
our scenic vistas, open spaces, historic lands waterways and wildlife habitat”.
Recently a two-minute video, titled “Land is My Connection,” created by members of the EVLT, made the top 10 list in the national Land Trust Alliance’s “Land is My…….” video contest. It is the only Colorado submission to make the top 10 list. If the EVLT wins the $10,000 first prize, the money will be used to help staff land protection and stewardship programs to conserve more land in the coming years.