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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Stewardship
    Stewardship Stewardship Explained Donate to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Stewardship Being entrusted to uphold a landowner s conservation vision for a special property is an honor Upholding that vision in perpetuity is an obligation Land Trust Alliance If the conveyance of an easement is the first step in conserving a property then the second step an ongoing one is easement stewardship Easement holders like the Green River Valley Land Trust have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that landowners comply with the terms of their conservation easements to uphold the public benefit The foundation of an effective easement stewardship program is based on good working relationships with landowners and ranch managers thorough baseline documentation reports and annual monitoring CLICK HERE to learn more about Stewardship Leaving a Legacy As you know with every conservation success the GRVLT is fortunate to achieve there is a corresponding increase in our stewardship responsibility Our Legacy Fund will ensure the permanence of our land conservation work for future generations We need people like you to make an additional gift your special contribution to the Legacy Fund will be a wonderful gift to honor the

    Original URL path: http://www.grvlandtrust.org/services-legacy.shtml (2016-02-14)
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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Stewardship - Stewardship Explained
    have one Yes GRVLT has a stewardship fund named the Legacy Fund In essence this fund is a separate dedicated fund established by GRVLT to provide financial resources for easement stewardship costs Learn more about the Legacy Fund What is a baseline report or invetory A baseline documentation report or baseline inventory seeks to summarize the important conservation values wildlife habitat open spaces agriculture conserved under the easement and the relevant conditions of the property buildings etc as necessary to monitor and enforce the easement GRVLT staff members prepare these reports for potential easement projects after one or more visits to the property and they typically include maps photographs and other relevant information What does annual easement monitoring entail GRVLT visits every conserved property at least once a year for monitoring This means that a GRVLT staff member along with the landowner s s and or ranch managers when possible tour the easement property to ensure compliance with the terms of the easement and to document findings While visiting different parts of the property at predetermined GPS points photographs are taken that are included in the monitoring report This visit also provides an opportunity to talk with a GRVLT staff

    Original URL path: http://www.grvlandtrust.org/services-legacy-explained.shtml (2016-02-14)
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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Stewardship - Donate to Legacy Fund
    The Legacy Fund is intended to be a quasi endowment The corpus is held in reserve to be used only in legal defense of our conservation easements Our hope is that we will only need to use the corpus very rarely Careful monitoring and good landowner relations are proven to reduce the risk of lawsuits in the future How are the funds raised GRVLT strongly encourages new easement donors to contribute to our Legacy Fund GRVLT suggests a gift of sufficient size to help offset the costs associated with monitoring and enforcing the donated easement In addition GRVLT solicits gifts specifically for our Legacy Fund on occasion from individuals and foundations How are Legacy gift requests calculated GRVLT calculates its Legacy gift requests based on its actual stewardship costs GRVLT updates these costs annually to accurately reflect its expenses GRVLT checks these costs against estimates of the amount of time a well established land trust has spent monitoring over 100 conservation easements over the past 20 years GRVLT manages its Legacy Fund to permanently endow annual stewardship costs The endowment must earn enough interest each year to cover the annual costs and to supplement the fund to keep up with inflation GRVLT estimates an average annual return of 4 to cover these annual costs plus 3 for inflation The endowment calculated in this way is the gift request made to a landowner who is considering the donation of a conservation easement Is a Legacy gift a requirement for the donation of a conservation easement Not necessarily GRVLT understands that a Legacy gift is simply not possible for all our conservation easement donors It is GRVLT s responsibility to balance the benefits of accepting a conservation easement with the perpetual responsibilities we take on To be fiscally responsible we need to

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Corridor Conservation Campaign
    the same path for roughly 6 000 years Despite a growing number of challenges this persistent herd still travels the route to reach the Tetons each year Their trek represents the longest land based animal migration in the Western Hemisphere and the third longest non avian migration in the world During their annual migration the historic pronghorn and other big game face a number of obstacles Specifically non wildlife friendly fencing contributes to the mortality rates of these species as they make their seasonal migrations The current fencing conditions along with disruptions such as housing developments and roads along the route result from the mosaic of federal state and private ownership of lands within the route Such disturbances have the potential to forever disrupt the established migratory route increase mortality rates and cause displacement of big game herds Through its Corridor Conservation Campaign efforts WLT is working with landowners to provide voluntary tools to mitigate or eliminate the obstacles facing Wyoming s big game and signature wildlife The wildlife in Sublette County is especially vulnerable to the impacts of development as it is the fastest growing county in Wyoming In fact the American Farmland Trust AFT predicts that Sublette County risks losing 336 000 acres of strategic ranchland to residential development by 2020 According to AFT this accounts for 13 of the state s strategic ranchland and puts Sublette County first among Wyoming counties at risk of losing such land to non agricultural uses Recent trends support AFT s prediction Sublette County saw its acres of developed land increase by 2 6 times between 1982 and 1997 Furthermore since 1998 nearly 100 000 acres have been subdivided in Wyoming Sublette County s growth from two sources rural residential development driven often by amenity buyers interested in the area s recreational opportunities and from the area s energy production as the county produces more natural gas than anywere in the Northern Rockies As a result the rate of development has drastically increased in the last several years Such increased development creates a greater wildlife mortality risk due to human disturbances such as fragmentation and increased fencing use Thus there is an ongoing need to balance the area s world class wildlife with its world class energy resources WLT believes a balance can be achieved and is working hard to help mitigate the impacts on wildlife WLT hopes that by employing tools like wildlife friendly fencing and conservation easements the rates of both development and wildlife mortality will decrease How Wildlife Livestock Friendly Fencing Work s One of the greatest challenges associated with pronghorn and other big game migration patterns is non wildlife friendly fencing Such fencing makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for pronghorn and other big game to migrate between their summer and winter ranges Wildlife and livestock friendly fences are generally no more than 42 inches tall They have a smooth bottom wire at least 16 inches off the ground so pronghorn antelope can easily scoot under They have

    Original URL path: http://www.grvlandtrust.org/services-CCC.shtml (2016-02-14)
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  • Green River Valley Land Trust- Corridor Conservation Campaign - Maps
    to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Corridor Conservation Campaign Maps Phase I Before and After Progress Map PDF Phase I and II Project Areas Map PDF Phase II Project Area Fence Inventory Map 11x17 PDF USFS Upper Green to Grand Teton National Park Fence Inventory Map coming soon Note The Wyoming Land Trust s fence dataset now includes nearly 400 miles of

    Original URL path: http://www.grvlandtrust.org/services-CCC-map.shtml (2016-02-14)
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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Corridor Conservation Campaign - Partners
    Campaign is enjoying fundraising success and public endorsements Most notably the Jonah Interoffice Agency JIO awarded a 1 million challenge grant to the Wildlife Friendly Fencing Initiative 1 million with a 1 million match requirement WLT is optimistic that federal wildlife agencies sportsmen groups private and public foundations and various corporations will also continue to lend their support Additionally Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal have both endorsed the project Governor Freudenthal described the effort as an example of the right way to approach this challenge by sitting down with landowners and negotiating with them on how best to protect corridors that border or cross their land Thus WLT is confident that the Campaign will serve as a model of a successful collaboration among a variety of traditional and non traditional partners which now includes participation and or financial support by API Fence Inc Bill Barrett Corporation Bridger Teton National Forest BP Bureau of Land Management EnCana Oil and Gas USA Environmental Defense Fund Good Sportsman Marketing LLC Greater Yellowstone Coalition Heart of the Rockies Initiative James Family Foundation Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office JIO Mule Deer Foundation National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Patagonia Private individuals

    Original URL path: http://www.grvlandtrust.org/services-CCC-partners.shtml (2016-02-14)
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  • Green River Valley Land Trust- Public Education
    Easements Conservation Easements Explained Steps to Selling Request More Info Completed Projects Conservation Buyer Program Submit a Listing Property Map Stewardship Stewardship Explained Donate to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Public Education View the Nature Camp Website Nature Camp Press Releases Sublette County Press Release Sweetwater County Press Release Laramie County Press Release Campbell County Press Release Natrona County Press Release View

    Original URL path: http://www.grvlandtrust.org/services-education.shtml (2016-02-14)
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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Public Education - Press
    Tucker Smith January 2021 Wyoming Nature Camps Engage 135 Kids Statewide September 2011 WLT Marks First Year with Widely Attended Community Picnic August 2011 WLT Celebrates First Year with Community Wide Picnic August 2011 WLT Celebrates State s Landscapes with Prairies to Peaks Art Competition August 2011 WLT Launches New Phase of Corridor Conservation Campaign July 2011 WLT and Teton Science Schools Engage Youth in Conservation July 2011 Students Invited to Explore Campbell County Landscape During Week long Camp July 2011 Sweetwater Camp June 2011 Nature Camp in Sublette County June 2011 WLT and Teton Science Schools Engage Youth in Conservation June 2011 Nature Camp May 2011 BP Commits 150 000 to Wyoming Land Trust January 2011 WLT Taps Kathryn Boswell to Serve as Director of Public Education Outreach January 2011 Renewal of Conservation Tax Incentive Will Help Wyoming Families and Open Spaces December 2010 QEP Donates 125 000 to the Wyoming Land Trust October 2010 EnCana Donates 100 000 to the Wyoming Land Trust September 2010 WLT Launch GRVLT becomes the Wyoming Land Trust September 2010 Press About the Wyoming Land Trust Wyoming Land Trust Nature Camp June 2012 WyoFile Lawmakers gunning for K 12 Energy Literacy program The Republic WLTt launches new phase of effort to protect mule deer with modified fences August 2011 CBS 5 WLT installs deer friendly fences August 2011 Basin Radio Network WLT installs deer friendly fences August 2011 trib com Seeing and not just noticing August 2011 Billings Gazette WLT installs deer friendly fences along migration route August 2011 Casper Star Tribune August 2011 Casper Tribune Casper camp teaches kids about natural world July 2011 Cowboy State Free Press New phase of Corridor Conservation July 2011 Photo Essay from rocketminer com July 2011 Pinedale Roundup Nature Camp June 2011 Wyoming Community Foundation Spring

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