Environment | LOR Foundation


Solutions and stories that connect communities with the natural environment and working lands.

Solution Technology Improves Access to Mountain Biking for Cortez Youth
Local Champion:
High Desert DEVO
Date funded:
December 17, 2021
Grant Amount:
Story Training the Next Generation of Farmers at Central Wyoming College

Responding to a statewide decline in the number of farms, CWC's farm incubator program equips young and developing farmers with the skills they’ll need to succeed.

Solution A Cortez Resident Reduces Reliance on Plastic Bags by Providing Reusable Options
Local Champion:
a cortez resident
Date funded:
September 30, 2021
Grant Amount:
Story Firewood for Taos County Seniors

With winter on the horizon and a surplus of wood on hand, local organizations connect elderly Taos County residents with the firewood they need.

Solution A Vet-Led Spay and Neuter Program Helps Address Lander’s Feral Cat Problem
Local Champion:
Lander Spay and Neuter
Date funded:
June 6, 2021
Grant Amount:
Story Baling (and Building) in Taos

When the Town of Taos stopped recycling plastic, a group of locals created an innovative solution: turning waste into walls. With a little help from the LOR Foundation, they’re poised to make a dent in the overflowing plastic.

Story Trails and Transformation

Farmers and outdoor enthusiasts partner to build trails for recreation and economic growth in the San Luis Valley.

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If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.

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