The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust 2011 annual report is hot off the press

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Here’s the link to RiGHT’s annual report. Here’s an excerpt:

Thanks to the generosity of our landowners, funders, volunteers and Conservation Partners, 2011 was our busiest year yet! We completed eight conservation projects that will permanently protect 3,400 acres of land and over four and a half miles of the Rio Grande river corridor. This brings the totals for the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) to 20,555 acres of protected land and 19.9 miles of river corridor. We appreciate the many landowners who have chosen to conserve their lands with RiGHT!

We had a strong community engagement effort in 2011 that included seven events focused on connecting people to the land and the role of conservation. As a part of this overall effort, we launched our brand new “Conservation Partners” program aimed at involving more people in our work and sustaining our organization by increasing individual support. In November, we were honored to be recognized for our successful partnership with The Nature Conservancy with their “Phil James Award.” We are the first organization to receive this special award.

More Rio Grande River basin coverage here and here.

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