Colorado Land Link Forum - March 7-8, 2014 at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort.
This year’s Forum will focus on farm and ranch succession and transfer planning. The forum will address transition and tenure strategies that facilitate the entry of next generation agricultural producers while providing innovative and appropriate solutions for retiring farmers and ranchers, as well as landholders. It will be an excellent opportunity for existing farmers and ranchers to link with agricultural service providers who specialize in farm/ranch succession planning. Aspiring farmers and ranchers seeking land access will have a chance to connect with landowners and agricultural professionals who support the next generation of producers.
Plan to attend if you are a:
- Current farmer or rancher interested in strategies for transitioning out of agriculture.
- Landowner seeking options for farmland tenure and management transfer.
- Agricultural professional looking to assist farm/ranch families and the next generation of famers and ranchers.
- Prospective farmer or rancher seeking opportunities in agriculture.
Voices of the Valley
Wed., March 19, 7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of poems and essays inspired by the natural landscape and water resources where we live and play. Local literary luminaries will read from their work. Winners of a writing contest for middle- and high-schoolers in the Arkansas Valley will also read their essays and poems.
Book Haven, 135 North F St., Salida, (719) 539-9629. Free of charge, donations graciously accepted.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2014
Thurs., April 10, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Land Trust is partnering with the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association to bring this world renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental films to Salida. Grab a beer and watch movies with us at this fun, new fundraiser.
Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida. $12 advance ticket, $15 at door. Join the Land Trust and GARNA as an individual member for a year for $40, and get a discounted film fest ticket for $10.
Conservation and Economic Development
Thurs., May 2, noon to 1 p.m.
Meet us for lunch as Colorado State University Professor Andy Seidl, Trust for Public Land state Director Tim Wohlgenant and Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Executive Director Andrew Mackie talk about the connection between the value of land and water conservation, and economic development.
Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida. Free with optional $7 spaghetti lunch.
Land Trust Members’ Picnic
Wed., June 18, Time to be determined
Celebrate Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week with us! Meet like-minded supporters of the Land Trust at a summer evening picnic at beautiful Hutchinson Ranch. The Land Trust will provide grilled burgers and hot dogs, and members are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. Throw some horseshoes or relax with a cold beverage as you visit with old friends and meet new ones.
John Fielder Photography Workshop
Sat., May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 2 – 8:30 p.m.
Sun., June, 1, 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join nationally renowned photographer John Fielder as he teaches how to spot and predict photo opportunities, experiment with different perspectives, improve compositions and get professional techniques while shooting the Arkansas River and its environs. This workshop is appropriate for any level of outdoor photographer, including beginners. Participants must be able to walk short distances.
A portion of proceeds benefits the Land Trust. $750 per person.