Friday, June 6th, 2014

Greetings from the Executive Director

Doug Bishop chatting with staff Doug Bishop chatting with staff Doug Bates

Greetings from the new and inexperienced trainee on staff. It’s been great! Thanks to all for the warm welcome. The competent and capable staff has been patient and helpful. Those who’ve offered their congratulations and support have helped me start this new job with confidence and the comfort of your warm wishes.

We reached capacity over the Memorial Day weekend. Reservations will make things run smoothly for everyone during the busy summer months.

We’ve had some rain and some spring run-off from the snow melt. The volume of the water of the springs is up. The top spring has cooled down to 80 degrees. The valley looks green, though I don’t think the drought is over.

The big project is approaching. The final design has been sent to the state and we may be very close to getting the green light. Even though it will mean some big machinery at work below the Oak House, we are excited about digging in.

Thanks to the board for your leadership and hard work. Thanks to the community for your strong and abiding support. Thanks to all for your contributions to the spirit of wisdom and care and the characteristics of goodwill, trust, and generosity.     

Doug Bishop

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For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.