Conservation Excellence Conference

March 21 - 23, 2017 (Tuesday - Thursday)

University of Denver

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - In-depth half-day Seminars
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Plenary and Concurrent 75-minute Sessions
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Concurrent 75-minute Sessions

CCLT's Annual Conservation Excellence Conference is the place for the land conservation community across the Rocky Mountain region to share knowledge and network. With more than 250 attendees annually, CCLT's conference helps define and influence the future of land conservation in the Intermountain West. 

Registration will open in January. If you are interested in sponsoring, please email us at

Division of Real Estate - 2017 CE Appraiser Update Course

The Division of Real Estate will offer the Conservation Easement Update Course online for CE appraisers and community members to take. Click here to access the 88-page course book. Click here to register for the online course with Emily Griffith Technical College.

The Colorado Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Act requires the Board of Real Estate Appraisers (BOREA) to establish education and experience requirements for appraisers who prepare appraisals for conservation easements for which a tax credit is claimed. At the Board meeting held on May 5, 2016, the Board adopted continuing education rule 7.25. The rule requires all licensees who prepare a conservation easement appraisal for which a tax credit may be claimed to complete the “Conservation Easement Appraiser Update Course”. The rule is in effect for any conservation easement appraisal with an effective date of January 1, 2017 or later. Pursuant to section 12-61-727(3)(b)(IV), C.R.S., an appraisal will not be considered credible if the licensee has not completed this course prior to the effective date of the appraisal.

NCAREA Regulatory Update with DRE Director

Northern Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers

December 12, 6:45 - 9:00 pm

Ramada Plaza Hotel, 10 E. 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80233

Approved for 2 hours of CE for both Appraisers & Brokers

Part 1 (1 hour)
Regulatory Update - Director Waters
   Course Presenter: 
   Ms. Marcia Waters, Director of Division of Real Estate (DORA)
Course Summary:
The purpose of this course is to present an update on the following:
1. the results of the Appraisal Sub Committee audit of the Colorado Appraisal program.
2. The results of the internal State audit of the conservation easement program.
3. Sunset provisions Appraiser legislation.
Part 2 (1 hour)
Open Forum Regarding Current Appraisal Issues
Moderator: Lou Garone, MAI, SRA, AI- GRI
Please bring a list of your most significant issues for discussion and give that list to the people at the sign in desk when you arrive.

COGCC Reclamation Workshop

3-hour Technical Workshop for Colorado Operators

12/07/2016 (Wed. 12:30pm - 3:30pm)Greeley -- Exact location TBD
12/08/2016 (Thu. 12:30pm - 3:30pm)Denver -- COGCC Offices
01/19/2017 (Thu. 12:30pm - 3:30pm)Durango -- Exact location TBD

This is a 3 hour reclamation workshop. The first 20 minutes will be an introduction of reclamation rules and processes presented by the COGCC's Deputy Director. The remainder of the workshop will be led by COGCC's Reclamation Supervisor who will focus on discussing technical tips and practices that will help ensure successful reclamation of oil and gas locations. The overall goal of these workshops is to create discussion between COGCC and operators that will enhance collaboration thereby leading to more successful reclamation of oil and gas locations.

CIty of Fort Collins NAD - Certified Interpretive Guide Training

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is offering the Certified Interpretive Guide training through the National Association for Interpretation, December 12-15. This training is amazing for anyone who wants to learn how to give powerful presentations. This training is perfect for people who work with the public in settings such as museums, cemeteries, natural areas, and parks, or who do public speaking. It is ideal for both paid staff and volunteers. Cost is $380. Information and registration at CIG Registration Fort Collins  

Contact Sue Kenney at

Sixth Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation

June 15 - 16, 2017
Sponsor: Land Trust Alliance
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Venue: Sheraton Gunter Hotel

Staying Informed on Conservation Law

Are you an experienced land trust professional, attorney, law school faculty, appraiser or accountant looking to stay informed on conservation law? Are you interested in crafting practical legal solutions?

If you work with land trusts on advanced legal issues, this is a program you cannot afford to miss. This symposium will deliver information that is impossible to find at any other single program. You will receive updates from leading practitioners and conservation professionals who are uniquely qualified to weigh in on timely topics in conservation law. You will leave with practical tips you can put to use immediately upon your return to the office.

Click here to go to LTA's website for more information, prices, and to register.