Members of the Caledonia Conservancy received a leadership award for their work in equine land conservation from the Equine Land Conservation Resource.
The Land Conservation Resource, a national not for-profit organization, focuses on conserving land for horse for horse-related activity.
The group presented the Anson W. Taylor, Jr. Award for Leadership in Equine Land Conservation to Caledonia Conservancy president Eric Roberson in September during their Midwest Reception in Salt Lake City.
“We are proud to honor Caledonia Conservancy with the Anson W. Taylor, Jr. award because of the organization’s strength in equine land and trail conservation, understanding of and activity in shared-use recreational trails, positive organizational development and recent accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance,” noted ELCR CEO Anna Gibson. “The Caledonia Conservancy’s outstanding examples of equine land protection will serve as an inspiration to many other organizations.”
The Caledonia Conservancy is a land trust that was started in 1994 by area horse enthusiasts. The group, which currently owns more than 122 acres, is one of the oldest in the state. They also partner with landowners to maintain 36 miles of trails, according to a press release.