ClearCreekLandConservancy

Winter 2015

Winter was late this year, but it came in all at once with snow and cold in mid-November.  The trails in Clear Creek Canyon will have ice on them until April and the summer birds and flowers are gone, but we can all still get out (with extra care) and…...

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Summer 2014

Summer is now upon us, with high temperatures and brown slopes. It was a wet, cool spring in Clear Creek Canyon and the flowers were great while they lasted and all the small streams had some water. We have been assessing the condition of the Beaver Brook Trail on CCLC…...

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Winter 2014

The woods that line the Beaver Brook, and other trails in Clear Creek Canyon, are under a cover of snow, but the days are getting longer and green shoots are showing on the south facing slopes. Although March and April are often the snowiest months, spring is coming.  Let’s hope there…...

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Fall 2013

Dear Canyon Friends, Although it is Labor Day weekend, it is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that cold temperatures will be coming soon. Thankfully we made it through the summer with no major fires in the Canyon yet again although it was a little scary back…...

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Summer 2013

Dear Canyon Friends, Although it is Labor Day weekend, it is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that cold temperatures will be coming soon. Thankfully we made it through the summer with no major fires in the Canyon yet again although it was a little scary back…...

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Spring 2013

Dear Friends of Clear Creek Canyon, as I write it is the first day of spring, although the weather report looks more like February with snow and below freezing temperatures predicted for the coming weekend. We have had three feet of snow (2.7” of precipitation) at my house in Golden…...

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Fall 2012

As I write this message, in late October, fall has come and winter is not far away.  Last week the canyon received about six inches of wet snow and while the moisture is very welcome, I suspect that in shady areas on the trails ice will remain all winter.  So…...

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Summer 2012

First, I’m sure all of us who live near Clear Creek Canyon, or walk its beautiful trails, feel a special sorrow for those who are enduring the High Park Fire.  As I write this, the fire has already consumed over 47,000 acres of timbered foothills west of Loveland.  The Board…...

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Winter 2011

October 30, Clear Creek Land Conservancy marked the 25th Anniversary of its founding with a big event at Mt. Vernon Country Club. Nearly 100 gathered to mingle and celebrate all that CCLC has accomplished. When CCLC was founded in 1986 by a group of forward-looking preservationists, Clear Creek Canyon was…...

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Summer 2011

It is now high summer in Clear Creek Canyon. The grasses are going to seed and the spring wildflowers have faded.  But the abundant afternoon summer rains have kept things lush, especially on the north-facing slopes.  I walked the Beaver Brook trail last week (late July) and was pleased to…...

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