October Mountain Memo

October Mountain Memo E-Newsletter

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Photo by John Holder

The Long Lake Trail is Complete!

In partnership with the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA) and Adaptive Sports Center, we are pleased to announce that a new 1 mile loop trail has been completed at Long Lake. This pedestrian trail also features a 42” trail width for hand cyclists. The new trail will allow the Land Trust team to begin closing and restoring numerous social trails that are causing erosion and resource damage.  Remember, stay on the trail and enjoy Long Lake before the snow flies!

We owe a huge thank you to CBMBA and 100+ community volunteers for their heroic trail building efforts! The Long Lake Committee was also instrumental in planning for this trail and for long term management solutions for this beloved community resource.

We hope you are able to check out the trail this fall, but if not, keep an eye out this spring for new signage and two stunning benches funded through the National Forest Foundation.

See you on the trail!

Glacier Farm Closing Days

Glacier Farm will be wrapping up its growing season and hosting volunteer days to help winterize the farm. Join us with Mountain Roots Food Project on Thursday, October 20 and Monday, October 24 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.

Thank you Mountain Roots for all of your great work!

Photo by Xavi Fane

Land Trust Re-Accreditation Application

The Crested Butte Land Trust is applying for re-accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Committee, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Crested Butte Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards, click here.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments on the Crested Butte Land Trust’s application will be accepted through November 1, 2022.

Partners in Conservation

Here, we highlight fellow organizations and businesses committed to preserving the working lands that make our home so special.

Please enjoy the video below from the Tourism and Prosperity Partnership featuring the work of the Land Trust.