TLR 2022 Updates: Reclamation & Historical Preservation

Marble Wetlands Acquisition and Smelter-site Reclamation When nobody else could figure out how to clean-up a 100-year old mining-smelter site threatening an otherwise pristine 54-acre wetlands complex bordering the Crystal River, Yule Creek, and the Town of Marble, the Trust for Land Restoration stepped in to get the job done, accepting ownership of the property to boot, thanks to the …

TLR 2021 Updates: Idarado Houses, Annual Monitoring, Project Coordinator

The Idarado Houses: Historic Preservation Update When nobody else could figure out how to clean-up a 100-year old mining-smelter site threatening an otherwise pristine 54-acre wetlands complex bordering the Crystal River, Yule Creek, and the Town of Marble, the Trust for Land Restoration stepped in to get the job done, accepting ownership of the property to boot, thanks to the …

Marble Wetlands Preserve

Marble Updates

The Trust for Land Restoration was pleased to receive the December 30, 2021 donation of 54-acres of wetlands and high-quality riparian habitat in Gunnison County near Marble, CO named the Marble Wetlands Preserve. The circumstances by which this property came to be donated to TLR is rather unique.  An anonymous donor had been working with Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association …

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., …