Field at sunset. (Taken from Unsplash, shot by Jack Le Roux)

CRC News & Notes

CRC News & Notes | October 2022

Website Update & Grant Opportunities

The Conservation Resource Center / Tax Credit Exchange has updated its website with a new look, new content and new grant opportunities. We are maintaining our current mailing list so you will continue to receive occasional policy updates, grant opportunities, and other relevant conservation news and initiatives. Through the new site landowners can apply for transaction cost funds and land trusts can request training and education grants to meet urgent needs related to landowner education, staff training, board development, and sponsorship of community education events.

Reflections

As we updated our site, we found ourselves thinking back to 2000, when the Colorado land conservation community asked us to create the transfer market for conservation tax credits. It was the first tax credit transfer market in the nation. Through it, Colorado demonstrated that tax credit transfers could efficiently, significantly, and simultaneously advance landowner, taxpayer, and community conservation goals. In 2021 alone, Colorado landowners conserved over 80,000 acres of agricultural, open space, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation/education lands supported through transferable conservation credits. This success is attributed to landowner and land trust on-the-ground efforts, as well as our joint policy work led by Keep It Colorado. Well done!

Best Wishes Lucy!

Delayed best wishes go out to our former part-time employee Lucy O’Sullivan. You may have met Lucy over a year ago when she reached out to discuss land trust needs. Soon after that time Lucy accepted a full-time job with the Rocky Mountain Institute. Congratulations Lucy! 

Cows in field at sunset. (Taken from Unsplash, shot by Febiyan)
Aspen trees along path. (Shot by Debra Pentz)

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