Wide Open Words – April 15, 2016

Open Space is Good for the Soul……….. I remember the day as clearly as if it were yesterday. I was sitting on a grassy hill overlooking Big Sage Creek in northern Montana. It was late spring, the white, puffy clouds were dancing across the sky and the gentle breeze was teasing the prairie grass. To the west about 15 miles the …

Wide Open Words, March 4, 2016

Ah….today was eye opening…………… I refer to Spruce Mountain by a few names: My Backyard, My Healing Place, My Home, My Mountain and My Friend. I have a kinship with that little mountain that has played such a big role in helping me to deal with living with cancer in my liver. I’ve told my husband that he can bury …

Have you ever noticed a tree that bends in a strange way or has a twisted trunk? It’s probably not a natural occurrence.

During recent hikes and visits to protected open space, DLC supporters began to note oddly shaped trunks and branches on random pine trees. Did you know that these may actually be the handiwork of the Ute Native Americans from centuries ago? Over 120 people joined Douglas Land Conservancy on Saturday, February 27th, for a very special presentation by local author, artist, …

DLC Named Non-profit of the Month at 105 West Brewing Company

Have you checked out the new brewery in Castle Rock, 105 West? They not only have amazing brews and a great casual atmosphere, but they support local non-profits! We love them for all those reasons and think you will too. We are pleased to announce that during the month of February, 2016, Douglas Land Conservancy will be the featured non-profit! …

Spring 2015 Newsletter

DLC President’s Letter They say that as you get older each year passes faster as it is a smaller and smaller percentage of your life.  I can attest to that.  Last year as I wrote this letter there was snow on the ground and more on the way.  This year our moisture arrived a bit late, but is a welcome …

DLC Receives Grant to Develop Open Vision Space Plan in Elbert County

In the summer of 2014, DLC began discussions with the Director of Community and Development Services for Elbert County, about the possibility of partnering with the county to develop an open space vision plan. Elbert County currently does not own any public open space, and a vision plan may provide the opportunity for the county to acquire land for public …