Year-End Fundraising Underway, Winter Outing to Cobb & Ebert, Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming January 8
Please support CDLT this year with your Year End donation!
Your support is needed and appreciated! We are participating in Colorado Gives Day on December 10 this year, and we are also eligible for a generous matching donation. See below for more information or click on the Donate Now button to the left.
Winter Bird & Animal Track Outing, Sunday, December 8: Bring your snowshoes and join us to learn more about winter birds and animal tracks. See below for more details.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming January 8, 2014. Be awed and inspired with beautiful and thought-provoking films presented at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Co-hosted by CDLT and the High Country Conservation Center. Scroll down for more info!
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Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 10th
Your gift to CDLT made on December 10th through the Colorado Gives Day website will be increased thanks to the generosity of Community First Foundation and FirstBanks of Colorado. Click here to pre-schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation or visit the page on December 10: https://www.coloradogives.org/cdlt/overview
Perfect Match - Help us reach a $5,000 Match Goal
CDLT is eligible for a $5,000 matching gift thanks to the generous offer of an anonymous donor.
New, lapsed, or increased donations received through the end of 2013 will be matched up to $5,000. If you have never given to CDLT before, if it has been a while since you have given, or if you increase your gift this year, your donation will be matched! With your help, we can reach this important goal. Click on the Donate Now button on the left to make your gifts this year.
Winter Tour- Wild Bird & Animal Tracks, Sunday, December 8th, 10:30 a.m.:
Come out to Cobb & Ebert Placer and join us to learn more about our winter friends in feather and fur. Cobb & Ebert is located east of Breckenridge. From Breckenridge, take Wellington Road east and proceed to the three-way intersection with French Gulch Road. Continue east on French Gulch Road for about 4 miles to the trailhead parking area with USFS kiosk signs. We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tour lasts until about 12 Noon. Bring warm clothes, water, snowshoes, and binoculars if you have them. Difficulty level - easy to moderate, depending on snow depth. Suggested donation of $5 person, kids free. For more information contact us at 970-453-3875.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Join us at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge during UllrFest Week. CDLT is co-hosting this film festival with the High Country Conservation Center. The movies encompass a wide variety of subject matter:school lunch programs in Memphis, noxious weeds, slacklining in canyon country, damming and un-damming rivers, biomimicry and much more. We think you will be inspired.
Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Advance purchase includes a free beer ticket. Doors open at 6p and the movies start at 7p. To purchase tickets, contact CDLT at 970-453-3875 or visit our partner at www.highcountryconservation.org or call them at 970-668-5703.
Sponsors include: Patagonia, Mi Casa, Breckenridge Dental Group, ClifBar, and Osprey Packs.
Colorado River - Source to Sea, February 20, 2014
Peter McBride, aerial photographer and water expert, will share information about the Colorado River and its tributaries, including the Blue River. Join us on Thursday, February 20, at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Co-hosts are Friends of the Lower Blue River and Blue River Watershed Group. Stay tuned for more details.
Wild About Colorado Art & Outdoor Festival
July 16-19, 2014, Carter Park Pavilion, Breckenridge
Thank you to the artists, sponsors, volunteers and attendees who helped make the 2013 Wild About Colorado Festival the best yet! Stay tuned for 2014 event details.
Update on Colorado's Conservation Tax Credit Program for 2013. 2012 Tax Credit Cap met on August 4, 2012.The Colorado Conservation Tax Credit provides significant tax benefits to a Colorado taxpayer who donates a conservation easement. The tax credits are also transferrable, allowing landowners to realize cash for their easement donation.
The generous Colorado tax credits for conservation will continue in 2011 through 2013, but 2010 legislation (HB10-1197) caps the total amount of credits that will be granted in any one year to $22 million in 2011 and 2012, and $34 million in 2013, with a total cap for the three years at $78 million.
In 2011, the tax credits allotted for that year were issued by November 9, 2011, creating a wait list of eligible recipients in 2012. As a result, the tax credit cap for 2012 was met in August 2012. The wait list for remaining 2012 conservation easement donors carries over into 2013. However, with the higher balance allotted for 2013 ($34 million), it is expected that most easement donors in 2013 will realize the tax benefit.
The U.S. Congress has extended the generous Federal Tax benefits for conservation in 2013, retroactive to conservation easements donated as of January 1, 2013. For more information, please see our FAQ page.
Other incentive programs for conservation are also available to landowners, such as wildlife habitat preservation, and sage grouse habitat improvements.
As of January 1, 2010, Continental Divide Land Trust is Certified by the State of Colorado to accept and hold conservation easements, renewal license #CE005, valid through December 31, 2013.
For more information on tax benefits, conservation easements, and an extensive FAQ section, please contact us or click on Land Matters on the left-side navigation panel.
Continental Divide Land Trust is your local non-governmental land conservancy group. We provide free consulting on land conservation options. Please give us a call or email if you have any questions or if you are considering a conservation easement. We’d like to hear from you.
Volunteer Opportunities with CDLT
Are you interested in being more involved with CDLT?
We are always in need of volunteers. Opportunities include assisting with monitoring of the conservation easements we hold, helping with events, photography and more.
We have begun preparations for the 2013 Wild About Colorado Festival and are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping us coordinate the event in advance, of help the days of.
If you are interested, please contact CDLT's executive director Leigh Girvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-453-3875.
Thank you for your support of Continental Divide Land Trust!