Category: General News

September 7, 2012March 5, 2019

We have achieved National Accreditation

After a rigorous application process, we are excited to achieve national accreditation, awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

September 6, 2012March 5, 2019

Fall in the Valley

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.

August 28, 2012March 5, 2019

Meet a Crested Butte Land Trust Intern

“Getting out of bed in the morning is not a problem when your job is the Stewardship Intern for the Crested Butte Land Trust,” declares Brian Amsberry, who recently completed an 11-week internship.

June 5, 2012March 5, 2019

The Slate River Trailhead extension is ready for recreation!

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.

January 16, 2012March 5, 2019

2012 Nonprofit of the Year

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...

January 11, 2012March 5, 2019

Conserving the North Pole Basin

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...

September 28, 2011March 5, 2019

Bear Season in Crested Butte

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.