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Don’t be Scarn’ the Herons: Blue Heron Behavioral Study

The Land Trust is collaborating with Western State Colorado University Professor Pat McGee to conduct an observational study of the Blue Heron population to develop a management plan to protect the herons’ habitat. Join Pat to learn more about the project and the importance of conducting this ecological study as recreational use continues to increase...

The Importance of a working Landscape: Evolution of Pollinator

Wilnelia Recart is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Irvine and has been doing research in the Gunnison Valley since 2014. She is excited to share her research on Yellow Toadflax, an invasive plant common around the Lupine Trail, and its effects on native pollinators and plant communities. She will also talk about the importance of...

The Importance of a working Landscape: Evolution of Pollinator

Wilnelia Recart is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Irvine and has been doing research in the Gunnison Valley since 2014. She is excited to share her research on Yellow Toadflax, an invasive plant common around the Lupine Trail, and its effects on native pollinators and plant communities. She will also talk about the importance of...

The Future of Forest Health: North Pole Basin

Ever wanted to learn about how our forests are changing? Ever wanted to hike up in North Pole Basin? Now is your chance! Mike Babler, retired Nature Conservancy Fire Ecologist, and Vinnie Rossignol, long time local botanist, will lead a day hike up to North Pole Basin to learn more about how changing weather patterns...

The Future of Forest Health: North Pole Basin

Ever wanted to learn about how our forests are changing? Ever wanted to hike up in North Pole Basin? Now is your chance! Mike Babler, retired Nature Conservancy Fire Ecologist, and Vinnie Rossignol, long time local botanist, will lead a day hike up to North Pole Basin to learn more about how changing weather patterns...

A Lesson in Great Blue Heron ecology with Dr. Pat Magee!

4-Way Stop 601 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

Photo Credit: Connie Mahoney For nearly two million years, Great Blue Heron have found refuge in North America’s wetlands. Come spring, these birds gather in breeding colonies where they nest in the crowns of trees. One such rookery can be found just north of Crested Butte. Join Western Colorado University Professor Patrick Magee to learn...

Riparian Restoration on the Upper Slate River

4-Way Stop 601 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

  Photo Credit: Nathan Bilow The Land Trust’s stewardship team invites you to help plant native willows and learn about two recent riparian restoration projects on the Upper Slate River; at Peanut Lake and Gunsight Bridge. We’ll discuss what drew our attention to these projects, how we planned for them and what it takes to...

The Glacial History of the Upper Valley and Meridian (Long) Lake

4-Way Stop 601 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

Photo Credit: Gene Cordes Join Land Trust staff and Bruce Bartleson on a tour of the Upper Gunnison Valley as he shares his knowledge of the glacial geology that formed some of our most memorable places. Bruce is a long time Western Colorado University Professor of Geology, and a crowd favorite for his memorable lectures!...

A Lesson in Nature Photography

4-Way Stop 601 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

With our conserved lands as the backdrop, join local photographer John Holder in a lesson on nature photography. Ever wondered what lens to use, or how to let the photo subject pop from its background? John has the answers! Logistics: Meet at the 4-way stop to carpool to John’s preferred shot locations in the Slate River...

The Intersection of Trails and Conservation

4-Way Stop 601 Elk Ave, Crested Butte

Join the Land Trust and Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association for an easy-going ride. From Rainbow Park, we’ll start up the Rec Path and continue to the Lupine Trail, ending with the Lower Loop. We’ll stop along the way to discuss what goes into planning and building new trails and how we balance recreation and...