Upcoming Events in the Land Trust Community

Living With Beavers – Program on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7-8:30 pm

Are you experiencing conflicts with your beaver neighbors? Flooding and blocked ditches can cause frustration, property damage, costly repairs, and lost revenue. But beavers also create important habitat for other mammals, birds, fish, and insects.

Destroying dams and trapping is often ineffective because beavers have an unstoppable instinct to construct dams in attractive habitat. Fortunately, landowners can learn techniques for managing beavers and their construction projects. There are proven alternatives to dealing with these problems instead of backhoes and shotguns!

On November 6, 2014, the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is sponsoring a program from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Room at the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association at 29780 Highway 24 in Buena Vista. Riparian ecologist Bill Goosmann will talk about beaver ecology and share information about successful, cost-effective techniques for coexisting with beavers. Bill has managed statewide wetlands programs for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Transportation and has a lifetime of experience in environmental management.

This program will discuss techniques that can be used by both private landowners and public land mangers. After Bill’s presentation, Land Trust staff Lucy Waldo will present a brief summary of conservation easement opportunities that are available for are landowners. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information call or email the Land Trust at 719-539-7700, info@ltua.org.

Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Annual Event and Fundraiser

Ken Neubecker

Ken Neubecker

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Salida SteamPlant Ballroom

Light dinner, cash bar, silent auction, presentation of Conservationist Award to Joe Cogan, and program.

Individual Sponsorship – $100 (includes one ticket and a listing in the evening’s program booklet as a Land Trust supporter!)

Tickets – Land Trust members, $35: Non-members $40

Our guest speaker this year is Ken Neubecker. Ken is the Associate Director for the Colorado River Basin Program with American Rivers. His talk will focus on water issues facing Colorado and is titled “Rivers are more than Water: Linking Land and Water in Colorado’s Water Plan”.

Contact the Land Trust to get an Individual Sponsorship or Tickets at 719-539-7700, info@ltua.org, or at the office – 128 East First Street, Salida.

Upper Colo Pump House


Land Trust Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting for members will be just before the event. Join us at 4:45 pm at the SteamPlant Ballroom. The meeting will end at 5:30 pm. All current members are welcome. We will discuss the past year including a financial overview and hold elections for open board positions. Become more involved with the Land Trust and join us for the annual meeting.