Phantom Ranch Ball winner announced! Connect to the Land: Tour of Iron Springs June 8, Wild About Colorado August 14-17
Wild About Colorado Plein Air Art Festival- Make plans to join us August 14-17, 2013! Learn more at www.WildAboutColorado.org.
2013 Phantom Ranch Ball was a great success this year. Congratulations to winners Nancy & Bob Follett who will take home the original painting of The Phantom Ranch 2013 by Kim Barrick.
Iron Springs Open Space Tour - June 8. Join us to learn more about the plans to re-route Highway 9 through this open space property. See below for details.
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Iron Springs Open Space Tour, Saturday, June 8
Iron Springs Open Space near Summit High School will likely undergo major change with the proposed new alignment of Highway 9 through the middle of the property. Join us on Saturday, June 8, for an easy hike to see the Iron Springs Open Space property and learn more about the highway proposal. Spring wildflowers should be in full bloom too! This tour will be led by CDLT executive director Leigh Girvin.
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
Park and meet at 10:00 a.m. at Summit High School in the student parking lot on the South side of the school. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. Dogs on leash welcome.
FREE for current CDLT supporters or a suggested donation of $5 per person. Kids free.
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 assiting 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 email@example.com or call 970-453-3875.
Thank you for your support of Continental Divide Land Trust!