Colorado Cattlemen’s Agriculture Land Trust

“On behalf of the Board and Staff of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agriculture Land Trust (CCALT), I’d like to thank you and the Moore Charitable Foundation once again for your sponsorship of the 2016 Forever Colorado BBQ at The Bluffs Ranch in June. Your participation helped to make the BBQ our biggest success to date!” – Maggie Hannah, CCALT External Relations Coordinator
A rancher and his daughter photographed for CCALT’s fundraising campaign, Forever Colorado.  Photo by Allen Birnbach
A rancher and his daughter photographed for CCALT’s fundraising campaign, Forever Colorado. Photo by Allen Birnbach
Rapid population growth has resulted in the loss of more than 1,000,000 acres of productive agricultural land since 1990, the equivalent to losing a 2,500 acre ranch per week. The pressure to develop combined with the rising age of agricultural producers, rising cost of operating expenses, and declining interest in pursuing a career in agricultural production threatens Colorado’s remaining agricultural land, its ability to produce a safe and reliable food source, and its unique agricultural heritage Since 1995, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has protected more than 500,000 acres of viable and productive agricultural land and helped hundreds of ranching families find conservation solutions, enabling families to pay down debt, transition the property from one generation to the next, fund retirement and college tuition as well as expand and diversify agricultural operations. CCALT protects water rights, important wildlife habitat, migration corridors, riparian areas, wetlands, scenic views and open space throughout Colorado. Learn more about partner Colorado Cattlemen’s Agriculture Land Trust here.