Project Description

In 2015, the Gates Family Foundation approved an allocation of $1,000,000 over five years (2015-2019) to to the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) to advance landscape scale conservation along the Rio Grande River and its tributaries.

A pool of funds was set aside for this purpose, and to dateĀ the following grants have been made to advance the San Luis Valley Focus Landscape initiative:

2015
Operating expenses – $20,000

2016
Operating expenses – $20,000
Del Norte Rio Grande Riverfront – $25,000
Rainbow Trout Ranch – $25,000
Dugan Ranch – $135,000
Olguin Ranch (previously Campbell Ranch) – $75,000

2017
Bagwell Ranch – $45,000
Operating expenses – $20,000
Del Norte Rio Grande Riverfront – $30,000

2018
Operating expenses – $40,000
Del Norte Rio Grande Riverfront – $25,000

2019
Encantada Ranch CE – $90,000
Hale River Ranch – $120,000
Houston Ranch – $115,000
Paulson Ranch – $115,000

2020
Miller Capulin – $100,000

McDonald Ditch – withdrawn

Amount $1,000,000
Year Awarded 2015
Support Type Pool of Funds
Strategic Priorities

Natural Resources > Landscape Conservation

Pool of Funds

San Luis Valley Focus Landscape

Areas Served

Rio Grande > Del Norte

Website http://www.riograndelandtrust.org/
Term (Months) 5 years
Payment Schedule
2015$20,000
2016$280,000
2017$95,000
2019$440,000
2020$100,000