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  • 11 March 2019

    Wolf Creek Access Issue

    PRESS RELEASE: February 28, 2019 Rio Grande National Forest Again Sides with Developer in Wolf Creek Access Issue For more information regarding the latest development, go t ...
  • 11 March 2019

    Landfill Cleanup

    We'd like to engage you the reader in a project that we are sponsoring. Orient Land Trust resides in Saguache County and the trash and recycling that is left with us by our guests ultimately ends up at our County Landfill. Currentl ...
  • 12 February 2019

    Mark Cunningham, NASA Solar System Ambassador!

    We would like to congratulate Mark Cunningham on receiving the honorable title of NASA Solar System Ambassador! Mark has been the lead astronomer at OLT since 2014 and was an integral part of the installation of our new telescope and tra ...
  • 12 February 2019

    Nantucket Pumpkins

    The Story of the Long Pie Pumpkin Also known as Nantucket Pie Pumpkin. Said to have migrated in 1832 from the Isle of St. George in the Azores to Nantucket on a whaling ship, whence it was picked up by various seedsmen and came ...
  • 12 February 2019


    It has been a snowy winter with temperatures colder than the mild weather we enjoyed in January of 2018. Snow capped peaks are a positive indicator for more water this summer. However, the volume of water we have coming from the springs ...
  • 12 February 2019

    News from the Bodywork Cabin

    This winter has brought with it some colder temperatures and increased snowfall, but we're still enjoying an abundance of big dramatic skies with beautiful sunsets and warm sunshine. This year the peaceful land at Orient Land Trust, alon ...
  • 12 February 2019

    Memorial announcement for Mary Mahoney

    Mary Mahoney, a long time guest and volunteer at OLT, passed away on January 29th, 2019 from breast cancer. Mary volunteered at the Everson Ranch in the garden and with the goats, at Valley View Hot Springs doing trail repair and moss re ...
  • 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: ...

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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.