Land Trust Field Trips

Thursdays from 4-6 pm

Join the Crested Butte Land Trust (CBLT) and partner organizations on the last Thursday every month this summer (June-September) from 4-6 pm to visit conserved land and learn about the great work being done there. In June, we’ll be joined by Crested Butte Mountain Biking (CBMBA) staff member, Lauren Koelliker, to talk about how trails are built. July will be the first of two visits with Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) scientists to hear all about the research being conducted on our lands. August will be all about the Land Trust with a chance to talk with our stewardship team about the nitty gritty behind land conservation. Finally, we’ll wrap up the summer with another RMBL scientist visit (they do more research around these parts than we can fit into one trip!).

Space is limited to just 15 participants at each event,
so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) today to reserve your spot!

Meet at the 4-way to shuttle for an easy hike along the Lower Loop trail system with CBMBA’s development director, Lauren Koelliker. Lauren will discuss CBMBA’s great work in trail maintenance and building as well as ways you can get involved in their awesome nonprofit work! Bring a raincoat, water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes.

Space is also limited, so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) to reserve your spot!

Meet at Snodgrass Trailhead for a shuttle to the historic townsite of Gothic/the current day location of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and enjoy a stroll down the road to a conserved piece of land called the Bench Property. RMBL scientist Paul CaraDonna will join the CBLT staff to discuss pollinators in our mountain environment and answer questions about the longtime partnership between RMBL and CBLT. Bring a raincoat, water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes.

Space is also limited, so be sure to email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) to reserve your spot!

This one is all about the Land Trust! Join CBLT’s entire team, from stewardship to development, for a stroll along the recently conserved Long Lake. We’ll discuss the Land Trust’s history, hands on field work, and more. Bring your raincoat, water bottle, and good hiking shoes. We will meet at the 4-way to provide a shuttle (please note the second half of this hike will be more strenuous with significant downhill).

Space is limited, so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) today to reserve your spot!

We’re wrapping up the season with a visit from RMBL and Stanford scientist Dr. John Bargar, this time to talk about his research being done out at the Gunsight floodplain. One of his focuses is on heavy metal movement in the floodplain and their release into the river. Meet at the 4-way for a shuttle to Gunsight Bridge. Bring your raincoat, water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes.

Space is also limited, so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) to reserve your spot today!