TLR Appeal – Seeks Funding for the Idarado Houses Project

TLR has begun its Sustaining Membership Drive. Donations will go toward stabilization and preservation of the Idarado Houses. Donations may be made either to TLR or to the Ouray County Historical Society (OCHS).  Donations of $250 made to OCHS’ Idarado Houses Fund will earn back a 25% Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit. Please make donations to the Idarado Houses Project by mail at: …

TLR Video – Idarado Houses Project

TLR’s Program Assistant Lisa Hickman has recently produced a promotional video that chronicles the Idarado Houses project and the people who once lived there. This 17 minutes video combines history with present day efforts to stabilize and preserve the Idarado Houses near the top of Red Mountain Pass.  

Ouray County Plaindealer – Efforts Underway to Preserve Idarado Houses

TLR’s recent work to preserve the Idarado Houses drew the attention of our local newspaper during last week’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Ouray Plaindealer article by Carolina Brown gives a brief history of the houses and the effort in place to preserve these historical structures south of Ouray. Trust for Land Restoration is working with Newmont Mining Corp., …

Invitation to Volunteer – Red Mountain Monitoring Day!

The Trust for Land Restoration invites the public to its fourth annual Red Mountain Mining District Monitoring Day, Thursday, September 30th.  Participating volunteers will inspect and photograph ten conserved, historically-significant sites, above or in Ironton Park, including the Yankee Girl, the Guston Depot, the Corkscrew Turntable, the American Girl, the Turk & White House, the Larson Brothers, Beaver Belfast and …

TLR Hires Program Coordinator – Rachel Griego

  Growing up in Colorado, I spent my days outdoors exploring mountains and trails. Those early introductions provided me with a deep appreciation and love for the importance and benefits these mountains and their history hold for all of us. The San Juan mountains and surrounding valleys have always held a special place in my heart, and why I am …

Reflections – Looking Back to 2008

Ethan Solomon camping on the Chicken & New Deal Mining Claims 1968          YOU NOW OWN TWO RED MOUNTAIN MINING CLAIMS Telluride Foundation Grant Aids Donation, January 2008   RIDGWAY- The owners of two patented mining claims near Red Mountain Pass have donated the land to the Trust for Land Restoration. The deal closed December 29, 2008.  The Chicken and New Deal …

San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference

Raising awareness of the science and policy of mining and mine lands remediation while developing collaborations for improving mining practices… Check out this short video, featuring our own Patrick Willits, to learn about the conference and what makes it unique!