Crisp days and cool nights are replacing summer temperatures. Splashes of warm color are beginning to sweep the hillsides, connecting small pieces of a golden yellow puzzle to create one glowing masterpiece.
A warm morning awakened Crested Butte on Saturday, June 2nd. A few rain clouds manifested above. Groups of volunteers piled into the shuttle at the 4-way, while others opted to ride their bicycles out to the Slate River Winter Trailhead.
Their mission: to help the Crested Butte Land Trust create Gunnison County’s first handcycle compatible single track trail, which connects from the Slate River Trailhead to the Lupine Trail. Armed with arbor hoes, pulaskis, shovels and determination, 182 volunteers took the task head-on.
The Crested Butte Land Trust sincerely thanks our incredible community, and gives a heartfelt cheers to the thousands of individuals and dozens of local and state partners who make land conservation happen here in Gunnison County. The Land Trust was thrilled, honored, and humbled to be awarded Crested Butte-Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce’s 2012...
This past week, the Crested Butte Land Trust preserved additional acreage in the historic Ruby Mining district near Lake Irwin. This amazing forested landscape is home to black bear, Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, and mountain lion.
The Crested Butte Land Trust achieved a long-standing conservation goal on June 28, 2013 when it finalized the preservation of the North Pole Basin, with the help of its partners the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab and the Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Located next to the Schofield Townsite, the North Pole Basin is distinctive because of...
Living in Crested Butte means sharing our home with the wildlife that live on the land protected by the Crested Butte Land Trust. Autumn is the time of year when the bears begin to layer on enough fat to get them through the long winter without eating or drinking. Their caloric intake goes from 2,500 calories a day to 20,000 and they forage for nutrition virtually nonstop. A black bears’ nose is 100 times more sensitive than a humans and can smell food up to 5 miles away.