Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

July 6th, 2012

A recent article from The Denver Post says that this year’s looming drought has prompted a new push to prevent harm to streams and rivers by temporarily leasing water normally diverted to household taps, farms and ranchlands. Water authorities and conservation groups say that these leases ensure sufficient water in streams and rivers will mean the difference between life and death for fish, bugs, animals and riparian vegetation.  » More: Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

Upslope Craft Lager Supports Colorado Trout Unlimited

November 29th, 2011

Boulder-based Upslope Brewing recently launched its long-awaited Craft Lager. The label on the can features the Colorado TU logo and the phrase “1% for Rivers,” demonstrating the brewery’s support of rivers in Colorado. Upslope will be donating 1% of the revenue from sales of the lager to Colorado TU.  Click here for more information.

Why We Like Land Trusts

September 21st, 2010


Written by: Bob Kiesling
In the late 1970s and early 80s a wave of land trusts began to form and ripple across America. By 2008 there were more than 1,700 of these organizations, and collectively they had preserved nearly 37,000,000 acres of important habitat, open spaces, greenways, corridors and parks. Much of the birth, growth and success of such non-profit organizations derives from public recognition that Government – be it Federal, State or Local – simply cannot be expected to conserve all the important landscapes our citizens have come to cherish. Because it remains the case, even in these times of widespread economic recession, that the pace of sprawl and development far outstrips the pace of land and water conservation, the role of land trusts is as compelling as ever. Ironically, while broad and deep downturns in real estate values have presented some great opportunities for land trusts to acquire key lands or purchase development rights, or be granted conservation easements, sources of funding (public and private) have also sharply downturned. » More: Why We Like Land Trusts

The Live Water Mission

January 7th, 2010

Image for Conference Room2.qxdThe protection, restoration, and enhancement of ranch land with wildlife and trout habitat are paramount as changes in private ownership take place. The importance of each link in these precious ecosystems intensifies as our nation’s populations migrate to pristine mountain regions and our natural landscapes experience additional human traffic.

As Ranch Brokers, we at Live Water Properties, LLC seek to connect these irreplaceable parcels of land with people who value them. Our business is providing seasoned advice and professional service to ensure a sound investment for generations to come. In sharing and respecting our clients’ lifestyles, we are uniquely qualified to assist in each aspect of the ranch ownership process.

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

September 16th, 2009

The Colorado River cutthroat trout is one of three subspecies of native trout found in Colorado and is designated as a species of special concern in Colorado. This species has been threatened due to introductions of non-native salmonids over the last century.  A conservation team was developed to coordinate conservation actions for the Colorado River cutthroat trout.  Read more on this species at the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Colorado Trout Unlimited Turns 40

August 25th, 2009

co-tu2Join a long list of Colorado Trout Unlimited volunteers and staff as we celebrate 40 years of making Colorado a better place for trout, anglers and healthy streams – at the D Note in Arvada, August 28th at 6pm. Admission is $10 bucks and doesn’t include food or drinks, but it does entitle you to live entertainment and the company of Colorado’s finest conservationists. Come and meet the people who made TU what it is today! Click here for more information.

Environmentally-Friendly Ranch Real Estate Investment

July 20th, 2009


The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Said Business School has published an excellent article entitled “Blended Value Investing: Innovations in Real Estate.”

This article defines Blended Value Investing as investment that focuses not only on meeting defined financial return targets, but on preserving and creating ecological conservation value as well.  The paper focuses specifically on Blended Value Investing in real estate, and begins by listing the vehicles available to invest in such properties.  These vehicles are niche-individual deals, funds, and a marketplace.  Since much ecological and conservation-based real estate investment involves large tracts of land that trade infrequently, niche deals and funds provide the best way to access this kind of investment.

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