Thursday, 04 April 2013


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  • 07 January 2019

    Rick Williams

    Our good friend and neighbor, Rick Williams died in mid December. He worked for OLT for more than ten years. Many of you will remember his big smile and friendly welcome. His daughter, Jamie, sent the following remembrance: ...
  • 07 January 2019

    Winter at Valley View Hot Springs!

    Winter is a beautiful time to visit Valley View Hot Springs. There is nothing like soaking in hot water while the snow is gently falling! We are located at 8,700 feet to 9,100 feet in elevation with great differences in our daily high an ...
  • 07 January 2019

    Next Generation of Goats at the Ranch

    The goats are giving birth to their kids. As of December 28, there were six kids with more nannies showing signs of imminent delivery. We had a significant storm on the 28th and the wind blew and the snow drifted. The newborns were tucke ...
  • 11 December 2018

    Member Appreciation Weekend 2019

    For those of you ready to make plans for the 2019 Member Appreciation Weekend, we have picked the date. The annual celebration will be the weekend before the full moon in July: July 12 and 13. The Full Moon is the following Tuesday makin ...
  • 11 December 2018

    Winter and Hot Water

    This winter, the Sangre de Cristo range is providing less water bubbling up from the springs. Reduced water, resulting from drought, means less electricity produced by our hydroelectric plant. The amount of power we can produce is based ...
  • 11 December 2018

    Flowers, Pumpkins and Corn

    We had plenty of Marigolds in the garden this year. In addition to the cheery flowers they brought to the garden and in vases for the welcome center, they helped protect the vegetables from certain pest and attracted valu ...
  • 07 November 2018


    The deer population at the hot springs is not "ours." They are wild deer even though they act tame. A few of the deer in our area have realized that the hot springs is a safe haven from hunters. From a wildlife management perspective, th ...
  • 07 November 2018

    Everson Ranch - Season of Gratitude

    We Give Thanks: To the land trust founders and their vision to protect and preserve this amazing piece of earth. To the board of directors who serve with collective experience, skills, knowledge and wise counsel that move ...

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Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.