COSA Registration is Open for Spring Summit May 8-10

Hello COSA friends,

We’re pleased to be hosting Keep It Colorado’s annual Spring Summit in Glenwood Springs next month, and would love to have you join us! Please see details below.

Calling all conservation easement holders and conservation practitioners working with private landowners! Keep It Colorado’s annual Spring Summit for members and partners features topics specific to the work of land trusts, public agencies, and other conservation professionals who work with conservation easements.

This year’s Spring Summit is May 8-10 in Glenwood Springs. We’ll have a water and land conservation classroom, a field trip, a robust lineup of educational content, and plentiful opportunities to connect with colleagues over three packed days.

Topics include:

· Satellite Imagery Monitoring with Chelsea Collins and Jenn Murdock, Colorado Open Lands

· Why Land Trusts Should Support Public Funding for Conservation with Jason Swann, Trust for Public Land and Jeremy Krones, Colorado Headwaters Land Trust

· Water Rights Due Diligence with Ben Lenth, Carmen Farmer, and Karen Foley, Colorado Open Lands

· Strategies for Community Engagement with Travis Custer, Montezuma Land Conservancy and Olga Gonzalez, O.G. Consulting

· Are Boulder County CEs Perpetual? with Janis Whisman, Tina Burghardt, and Melissa Arnold, Boulder County Parks & Open Space

· Conservation Easement Appraisal: Best Practices and Opportunities for Efficiencies with Kevin McCarty, McCarty Land & Water Valuation Inc, Kevin Shea, Shea Appraisal Company, Sara J. Streight, Attorney, and John Gioia, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

· Tell your story and calculate your ROI with Colorado’s Conservation Data Explorer with Michael Menefee, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, CSU

· Hot Topics & a To Do List for Sustainable, Perpetual Land Conservation with Jessica Jay, Conservation Law, P.C.

· Water Classroom: an entire day on water history, water court, water rights administration, transfers, and environmental flows

· and more!

Register by April 26, 2024. Learn more and register here.

Keep It Colorado also invites open space agencies to consider joining our statewide coalition. A current list of public agency members is below – and we’d love to see your agency name on this list in the future! Learn more in this 2-page flier.



Linda Lidov (she/her/hers)

Director, Membership & Communications

Keep It Colorado

C: 303-358-6279