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A Unique and Promising Agreement - Palmer Accepts Stewardship Covenant on Fremont County Ranch

Palmer Land Trust has entered into a unique and promising agreement with Security Water and Sanitation District to ensure a thoughtful approach to the dry-up of the 200-acre CB Ranch in Coaldale, Colorado. The historic ranch is located 15 miles east of Salida along the Arkansas River on Highway 50. In 2013, the property was purchased by Security so the water rights from the ranch could be used to support their growing community. Through this agreement, Palmer and Security will work together to ensure positive outcomes for the revegetation of the property. The Coaldale Alliance, a community-driven nonprofit composed of nearly 100 individuals, was the driving force behind this effort, and Palmer is honored to have the opportunity to work with this committed community now and into the future. 

“This is a very exciting next step for our community to welcome Palmer Land Trust as a partner. They have the in-house expertise to not only manage the monitoring of the ranch, but also to guide the project forward.” - JANET ENGEL, board member of the Coaldale Alliance

“This is a very exciting next step for our community to welcome Palmer Land Trust as a partner,” stated Janet Engel, board member of the Coaldale Alliance. “They have the in-house expertise to not only manage the monitoring of the ranch but also to guide the project forward.”

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project later in 2020!