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Aspen Valley Land Trust seeking community input

Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members were at the Buckhorn Warming Cabin at Ajax Mountain on Friday, Feb. 19. They were handing out hot drinks and baked goods to many a welcoming President’s Day weekend skier.

The purpose of their outreach was to solicit ideas for the future direction of AVLT.

“We’re looking for community input on what people want to see next,” said Matt Annabel, AVLT communications and outreach director.

Annabel stressed that AVLT is working to create a strategic plan for five to 10 years into the future. Engaging new and younger generations of Roaring Fork residents is also a key goal for AVLT.

High on the success of their Red Hill conservation project, AVLT is taking a moment to catch its breath and regroup.

According to the AVLT’s website, in less than five months, individuals and businesses contributed $1.35 million dollars to achieve the goal of preserving Red Hill in Carbondale.

“We are all about a regional conservation plan,” says Executive Director of Suzanne Stephens. “We want to hear from the people.”

Annabel states that there will be an online survey for people to share their thoughts within one week, at  In the meantime, you can always contact AVLT directly at the numbers and email below.

Phone: (970) 963-8440