Your support protects our special places, water, wildlife, working ranches and farms, outdoor education, recreation, and way of life. There are many ways you can support our conservation mission. To learn more about any of these options, please contact Jeff Davlyn.
Families often choose to designate a nonprofit whose work was important to a loved one who has passed. A memorial gift to AVLT can be a way to remember the past and make a difference in the future. Select memorial fund on the donate page and write your loved one's name in the text box.
Join the community of sustaining members with your monthly gift! AVLT's conservation work in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys is only possible because of your dedicated support. Your continued investment keeps conservation moving all year.
Your gift will be matched $2 for every $1 when you make a four-year pledge and join AVLT's Stewardship Circle. Help us build capacity and save more priority land, now, while we have the chance. You care about these valleys and now you can ensure a green future for these special places by investing in your local land trust.
Making a gift of stocks, mutual funds or bonds can provide you with a double tax benefit. When you give these types of securities to AVLT, you avoid capital gains taxes on the increased value and also receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of your gift.
Passing retirement account assets to your heirs can trigger significant income taxes and estate taxes. Designating the AVLT as the beneficiary of all or a part of your retirement accounts may be a way to reduce or eliminate these tax obligations and ensure your money supports a cause you care about.
Many of our supporters generously include a gift in their wills to ensure their legacy gift is one that lasts forever. Protect the clean water, open lands, and wildlife we experience today, forever, by planning your gift.
Help us raise $8.5 million to purchase, save, and manage the historic Coffman Ranch near Carbondale. You can help ensure this beloved ranch remains green, vibrant, and a community asset for all. Future plans include maintenance of existing ranching operations, habitat protection and enhancement along nearly a mile of gold medal waters of the Roaring Fork River, community access to the river, and a place for outdoor education.
Stay tuned for ways to support conserving Coffman Ranch!
Change young lives through outdoor education
Experiencing the impact that places like Chapin Wright Marble Basecamp have on students is inspiring us to expand our outdoor education partnerships, and we need you to help create a wider network of opportunities for all kids in our valleys to learn in the outdoors.
Your gift to AVLT’s Community Education Fund will create more opportunities for kids to learn and connect outdoors on conserved lands. From Marble Basecamp to the Silt River Preserve to Coffman Ranch in Carbondale (coming soon!), and more, we need your help to bring these experiences to the youth of our valleys and guarantee that we will be there to support our schools and youth groups with inspiring places to grow for years to come.
Your donation to the Hause Family River, Riparian, and Restoration (R3) Fund helps build momentum for river protection and restoration projects on the Roaring Fork and Crystal Rivers that make a difference to our watershed, wildlife, and community. This fund is currently supporting restoration along a half-mile of the Crystal River at Riverfront Park in Carbondale, and has previously supported student-led riparian restoration at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Your gift to the Lathrop Strang Memorial Fundmakes it possible for land-rich, cash-strapped ranching families to protect their land, guaranteeing they will continue to care for it and protect it from subdivision or development. Often it only takes a small contribution to make land conservation an option for these families by helping to cover some of the initial costs of exploring conservation, so every dollar counts.
Aspen Valley Land Trust is dedicated to protecting land forever in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. For more than 50 years, AVLT has been a trusted community-supported conservation partner helping to ensure the natural and community health of our region.