Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Join the OLT Board

OLT Board of Directors. Not Pictured: Board Member Scott Hamilton. Pictured: Former Board Member Sarah Halliday Resigned 08/12/23 After This Picture Was Taken in July. OLT Board of Directors. Not Pictured: Board Member Scott Hamilton. Pictured: Former Board Member Sarah Halliday Resigned 08/12/23 After This Picture Was Taken in July.


OLT's current board of director's goal is to ensure that the vision and mission of OLT are met by working closely with OLT staff to keep things spinning like a smooth-running hydro generator creating energy that electrifies all visitors! Perhaps this season may include you applying to be on the Orient Land Trust executive board.

It is our honor to encourage interested OLT members, volunteers, and committee members to consider applying to become a future board member. Please consider submitting a letter of interest for serving as an OLT board member and an updated resume. In your letter of interest please share your experiences you may have had with nonprofits (including volunteer boards), fundraising, finance, committee work, and volunteerism. Most importantly, please share your own experiences in respect to Valley View and the OLT and why you have the desire and skill set to give back.

All board applications are taken very seriously by the Governance Committee, so please do not let any obstacle (age, gender, disability, etc.) keep you from applying. You may email your letter of interest, resume and any questions you might have about the application process to .

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submitted by Jon Florey, co-chair of the Governance Committee and Jim Manley, co-chair of the Governance Committee.

Learn More...

The Orient Land Trust learning curve can be steep for members who are curious about the scope of OLT (it's so much more than soaking pools). Here are some fun ideas for discovering what Orient Land Trust board candidates may recommend as part of an OLT adventure.

There are adventures where you can learn more of the scope of OLT. Enjoy a tour of the ranch, gardens, and bats or take a hydro tour. Questions about the bioregion, wildlife, invertebrates, astronomy, water, mountain biking, and hiking trails or running an "off-grid" non-profit business begin at the Visitors Center. Educate yourself about the many layers of OLT by reading the informative OLT website.

Join a Committee...

Would you like to join an OLT committee? This is an excellent way to serve OLT and learn more about the operations of this non-profit enterprise. Contact a Committee Chair for more information if interested:

External Affairs (Outreach and Fundraising). Contact;
Internal Affairs (Finances & Human Resource). Contact;
Conservation (Resource and Protection) Contact;
Site Plan (Focus on Valley View). Contact;
Long Term Visioning (Future Direction) Contact;

Attend a Board Meeting...

Observing an Orient Land Trust board meeting is an informative way to learn if you may be interested in becoming a future OLT board member. You can find more specifics of when board meetings occur and expectations of being on the board at the OLT website.

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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.