Conservation in Colorado news

Everyone at Mirr Ranch Group is back in the office today after two information-packed days at New Era of Conservation 2008, the annual policy conference for the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. Mirr Ranch Group would like to thank all of those who helped put the conference together, including Jill Ozarski and Jordan Beezely of CCLT; K-Lynn Cameron, Kerri Rollins and Windy Kelley of the Larimer County Open Lands Program; as well as all sponsors, planning committee members and CCLT board members. The conservation community appreciates all you did to make the event happen.

In light of the policy conference and new legislation in the works, there have been several conservation-related articles in the local press this past week:

  • Ritter: State may join land trust probe,” Denver Post, 2/27/08
  • “Policing conservation tax credits,” Rocky Mountain News, 2/27/08
  • “Preservation of ranch secured,” Rocky Mountain News, 2/27/08
  • State probes land trust,” Denver Post, 2/26/08
  • “State agency subpoenas land trust’s records,” Rocky Mountain News, 2/27/08

There have also been many recent editorials on the subject:

  • “Don’t cap easements; let enforcement work” by Jill Ozarski, Executive Director of CCLT
  • “Colo. should invest more in land conservation” by Senator Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus
  • “Better oversight will strengthen and preserve conservation easement program” by Representative Alice Madden, D-Boulder
  • “Easy easements” by Rocky Mountain News Editorial Board
  • “Our money, their benefit: Add oversight to land protection program” by Clint Talbott for the Daily Camera Editorial Board

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