ClearCreekLandConservancy

Highlights

LAND CONSERVATION:  We had another successful stewardship season this year.  All of CCLC’s properties were visited by volunteers and staff.  Healthy vegetation, signs of wildlife, and moderate recreational use were observed and recorded. NEW PROJECTS:  CCLC is excited to be working on several projects with non-profits and private landowners to…...

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Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon

Over the last few decades climbing on rock, and more scarily to this CCLC member, ice, has become a popular year-round activity in Clear Creek Canyon.  Thirty years ago, the Canyon was almost all private land with rock climbing and any other access strictly prohibited.  As Jefferson County Open Space…...

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New Beaver Brook Trail Map

Speaking of trails…have you seen the new Beaver Brook Trail Map that has been released by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)?  They’re available at the trailhead parking lot at Windy Saddle on Lookout Mountain (download at https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/14152/Beaver-Brook-map-brochure) or request one by mail from CCLC (send your mailing address to info@clearcreeklandconservancy.org).…...

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New Trails at the Mouth of Clear Creek Canyon

Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) is now designing the eastern most segment of the Peaks to Plains (P2P) trail and hopes to open this new 1.75-mile segment by the summer of 2020.  This 11-foot wide concrete trail will start where the City of Golden’s paved Clear Creek trail now ends,…...

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Clear Creek Land Conservancy Membership Hike

Twenty-four CCLC members, directors, and staff got together on August 12thfor the annual Members Hike and Picnic.  It was a beautiful Sunday, and we started early enough to (mostly) beat the heat.  We met at the Jefferson County Nature Center, then walked down to the Beaver Brook and continued west…...

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Sharing the Beaver Brook Trail with the Nation

Every year the Land Trust Alliance, the national organization representing land trusts across the country, holds Rally, a fantastic conference that brings together thousands of land conservation professionals from around the country and world.  This October, Rally took place in Denver, and CCLC volunteered to show a group of 21 attendees one…...

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Land Trust Alliance Rally 2017 – Denver

by Michelle Poolet – CCLC Board Member Imagine sitting in a darkened room with 2,000 of your closest land conservation allies, listening to a woman who has seen our planet from space as she captained the Space Shuttle to and from the International Space Station. Listen while she describes how…...

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New Board Member Corner: Niall O’Connor

My name is Niall O’Connor and I’m a new board member with CCLC.  I’ve been really enjoying my early meetings in my first year with Claire and the board because it’s clear CCLC is in good hands with lots of different personalities bringing unique skills to bear on the issues…...

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Introducing the CCLC Membership Program

Clear Creek Land Conservancy is proud to announce its new Membership Program.  For the past 31 years CCLC has been a low-profile organization, working diligently and effectively to preserve land, mostly out of the public eye.  But now, because development and recreational pressures are building throughout the Clear Creek watershed,…...

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The Value of Open Space

by Glenn DeRussy / CCLC Board Member The stress fades almost immediately. It becomes quiet.  Things seem to slow down. You’ve just entered a sanctuary of peace and beauty.  In our fast-paced world taking the time to slow down can refresh your mind, which allows you to take your mind…...

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