TLR Appeal seeks to fund 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: …

Video features 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.

TLR in the News

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., …

An Invitation to Volunteer: Red Mountain Monitoring Day!

The Trust for Land Restoration invites the public to its fourth annual Red Mountain Mining District Monitoring Day, Friday, September 27th.  Participating volunteers will inspect and photograph ten conserved, historically-significant sites, above or in Ironton Park, including the Yankee Girl, the Guston Depot, the Corkscrew Turntable, the American Girl, the Turk & White House, the Larson Brothers, Beaver Belfast and …

TLR Hires Program Assistant

I am excited to begin work as Program Assistant for the Trust for Land Restoration, assisting Pat Willits and our incredible board.   I made the move to Ouray County in 2013, after teaching elementary, middle and college level mathematics, technology, science and language arts for 31 years in the Montrose Schools.  I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and …

Looking Back to 2008

Ethan Solomon camping on the Chicken & New Deal Mining Claims 1968          YOU NOW OWN TWO RED MOUNTAIN MINING CLAIMS Telluride Foundation Grant Aids Donation, January 2008 RIDGWAY- The owners of two patented mining claims near Red Mountain Pass have donated the land to the Trust for Land Restoration. The deal closed December 29, 2008.  The Chicken and New Deal claims …

San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference

Raising awareness of the science and policy of mining and mine lands remediation while developing collaborations for improving mining practices… Check out this short video, featuring our own Patrick Willits, to learn about the conference and what makes it unique!

TLR planning for Silver Mountain Mine Project

Trust for Land Restoration planning for Silver Mountain Mine project Submitted by Ouray County Pl… on Wed, 12/12/2018 – 8:00am by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com After a successful pitch to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Trust for Land Restoration has been awarded $92,000 toward the purchase of mining claims known as the Silver Mountain Mine property, on …