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Annual Report 2004
The Trust for Land Restoration


Shoe Basin Mine, Peru Creek Basin
Summit County Colorado

The Trust for Land Restoration's mission is to heal the last worst places by restoring, conserving and protecting environmentally significant lands degraded by mining or other human activities.

“There can be no purpose more inspiring than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us.”
—E.O. Wilson

Looking Back at 2004:

Peru Creek Brownfields Assessment Complete (view the PDF, 4.4 Mb)

Partnership on the Howard Fork Targets Mine Tailings Cleanup (view the PDF,

Citizens of the Town of Ophir join USFS, US EPA, & TLR to characterize mining impacts along in the  Howard Fork tributary to the San Miguel River, south of Telluride, Colorado

See Photos (view the PDF, 4.1 Mb)


Easement Near Telluride Protects
Bear, Lion and Big Horn Sheep Habitat

Working cooperatively with the landowners, TLR accepted three conservation easements covering three adjacent properties on Hastings Mesa, northwest of Telluride, Colorado.  In total, the three easements encumber 316 acres, and reduce a total of nine potential new homes to just three.  These properties are bordered on three sides by public land, and are visible from the popular Last Dollar Road.

With the addition of these three easements to the TLR portfolio, TLR has now accepted easements protecting over 2,000 acres of vital open space. 


Ouray County and TLR Win USEPA Brownfields Assessment Grant

Project to begin Summer 2005

View successful application (view the PDF, 277 Kb)


Trust for Land Restoration Supporters
Gifts, grants, and in-kind contributions 1999-2004

Michael Ackerman
Chris and DeAnn Baker
Lyle Berman
Brownell Bailey
Robert Clark*
David Folkes
Jane Ellen Hamilton
Geoff and Christy Hoyl
Dr. Donald Kocurek
Jeff and Susan Kodish
Bob Lomas*
John Metcalf*
Dr. Bob Moran
April Montgomery
Paul and Susan Phillips*
Edward Pauls
Glenn Pauls
Dr. Henry Toll
Debra and Patrick Willits
Roy Young

Conservation Impact, Denver CO
Conservation Resource Center, Boulder CO
Davis, Graham and Stubbs LLP, Denver CO
EnviroGroup Limited, Centennial, CO*
Environmental Support Center, Washington DC
Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, Denver CO
Holland And Hart LLP, Denver CO
Middleton and Richards LLC CPA, Ridgway CO
Ouray County, CO
The Richard and Joan Ringoen Family Foundation, Boulder CO
Ridgway-Ouray Community Council, Ridgway CO
San Miguel Watershed Coalition, Telluride CO
San Miguel County, CO
Town of Ophir, CO
Trust for Public Lands, Denver CO
WebDesign Farm, Huntsville AL

*new supporters in 2004


Current contracts:
Ouray County, Colorado: Canyon Creek Watershed Brownfields Assessment

United States Forest Service: Howard Fork Acid Rock Drainage Source Interception Study Participating Agreement


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