Thursday, 04 April 2013


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  • 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 ...
  • 07 November 2018

    Colorado Gives Day - Dec 4, 2018

      Colorado Gives Day is an annual fundraising opportunity that adds to your donation to your favorite non-profit. There is a partial match when donations are made through Colorado Gives to ...
  • 07 November 2018

    Valley View Closed Dec 1st - 28th

    Valley View Hot Springs will be closed from December 1 through the 28, reopening on December 29. A tradition here at the hot springs, it's a time for staff to work on maintenance projects that are difficult to do while guests use the fac ...
  • 07 November 2018

    Volunteer Appreciation Weekend!

    To all of the wonderful volunteers who donated time to Orient Land Trust this season: Our Volunteer Appreciation Weekend is scheduled for December 7 & 8. If you are a volunteer in good standing and have participated in our program fo ...
  • 07 November 2018

    Imagine Being an OLT Board Member

    Orient Land Trust's current board is doing an awesome job ensuring that the vision and mission of OLT is met. The current and past board members work closely with OLT staff to keep things spinning like a smooth ru ...
  • 15 October 2018

    Dark Skies ~ Quiet Nights

    "Speak only if it improves upon the silence." - Mahatma Gandhi Orient Land Trust (OLT) is a magical place for first time visitors and "old timers" alike. For those who have never been here (es ...
  • 15 October 2018

    Shared Space

    People sometimes ask, "What's the biggest problem?" While there are not an overwhelming number of disruptions, we do get complaints. Some are about dogs, some are about other people's behaviors that make people uncomfortable, some are ab ...

Last modified on Sunday, 11 May 2014 08:06

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.