Crybaby Design was honored to be a part of the larger team…
The Palmer Land Trust Innovation in Conservation Award honors the development of new conservation models, the creation of new conservation funding mechanisms, and implementation of unique conservation partnerships that protect our natural heritage.
Innovation in Conservation Award Winner: Colorado Birding Trail
The Colorado Birding Trail is a major nature tourism initiative to promote outdoor recreation, conservation of resources by private landowners, and a diversified income for rural economies. One of the most unique features of the trail is the private lands that have been opened to visitation only through their participation as sites on the trail.
Award winners were nominated by the community at large and underwent a rigorous selection process by a Blue Ribbon Panel. The 2015 panel includes Pueblo County District Attorney, Jeff Chostner; Bee Vradenburg Foundation President, Phillip Kendall; Founder of the Pikes Peak Conservation Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Kathy Loo; Rocky Mountain PBS Station Manager (retired), Wynona Sullivan; El Pomar President and Chief Investment Officer, Thayer Tutt; and attorney, Bruce Warren.
SCCA has become the signature event for Palmer Land Trust and is designed to honor the winners and the many organizations and supporters that stand behind them. This, in turn, builds strength in the conservation community and greater political will for protecting the resources in Colorado that are important to all.