Chama Peak Land Alliance

Address
PO Box 1544
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Contact
Website: http://www.chamapeak.org
Phone: +1 (888) 445-7708
Nonprofit
NTEE: C34 - Land Resources Conservation
EIN: 27-4506183

Mission

To create an association of conservation-minded landowners working collaboratively to practice and promote ecologically and economically sound land management in the southern San Juan mountains of Colorado and northern Mew Mexico.
 2016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2010
Metropolitan statistical area7490
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$93,384.00$75,000.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$80,000.00$0.00  
Number of employees22  
Number of people compensated >$100k00  
Number of volunteers 0  
Number of highly compensated contractors00  
Personnel
Binkley, Edward
Title BOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person EDWARD BINKLEY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True  
Current officer True  
Average hours per week working for org 1.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00  
Binkley, Jeb
TitleDirector   
Name of key/compensated personJeb Binkley   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Currier, Lavinia
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personLavinia CurrierLAVINIA CURRIER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Digiorgio, Monique
TitleExecutive Dir.   
Name of key/compensated personMonique DiGiorgio   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.00   
Reportable compensation from org$80,000.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$5,749.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Haarmann, Tim
TitleVice ChairVICE-CHAIR  
Name of key/compensated personTim HaarmannTIM HAARMANN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officerTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Harris, David
TitleTreasurerTREASURER  
Name of key/compensated personDavid HarrisDAVID HARRIS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officerTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Harris, Peter
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personPeter HarrisPETER HARRIS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Jones, Aaron
TitleSecretaryBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personAaron JonesAARON JONES  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officerTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Ness, Howard
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personHoward NessHOWARD NESS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Perry, Dan
Title SECRETARY  
Name of key/compensated person DAN PERRY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True  
Average hours per week working for org 1.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00  
Shahan, Betty
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personBetty ShahanBETTY SHAHAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Simms, Frank
TitleChairCHAIR  
Name of key/compensated personFrank SimmsFRANK SIMMS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officerTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Trujillo, Manuel
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personManuel TrujilloMANUEL TRUJILLO  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Watts, Tom
TitleDirectorBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personTom WattsTOM WATTS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo create an association of conservation-minded landowners working collaboratively to practice and promote ecologically and economically sound land management in the southern San Juan mountains of Colorado and northern Mew Mexico.SEE PART III, LINE 1  
Program service expenses, total$344,788.00$136,219.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
ENERGY - FACILITATED A COLLABORATIVE RESPONSE AMONG LANDOWNERS TO A POTENTIALLY MAJOR OIL AND GAS PROJECT IN THE NORTHERN SAN JUAN BASIN. PROVIDED RESOURCES TO LANDOWNERS THAT INCLUDED GENERAL INFORMATION, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, GEOLOGY, LEASING AND CONSERVATION EASEMENTS.LANDS AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION - THE ALLIANCE HAS INITIATED AN EFFORT TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT WILDLIFE MOVEMENT CORRIDORS IN THE REGION. THE LANDOWNERS ARE WORKING WITH THE JICARILLA APACHE NATION, SOUTHERN UTE TRIBE AND STATE WILDLIFE AGENCIES TO DEVELOP AND SUPPORT FURTHER STUDY OF WILDLIFE MOVEMENT.HEALTHY FORESTS AND WATERSHEDS - THE ALLIANCE BROUGHT TOGETHER ALL THE RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS IN THE REGION TO DEVELOP A BIOMASS UTILIZATION STUDY TO HELP IDENTIFY EMERGING AND APPROPRIATELY SCALED TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS TO HELP RESTORE FOREST HEALTH, CREATE JOBS AND POTENTIALLY FURNISH RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY.
Program description ENERGY - FACILITATED A COLLABORATIVE RESPONSE AMONG LANDOWNERS TO A POTENTIALLY MAJOR OIL AND GAS PROJECT IN THE NORTHERN SAN JUAN BASIN. PROVIDED RESOURCES TO LANDOWNERS THAT INCLUDED GENERAL INFORMATION, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, GEOLOGY, LEASING AND CONSERVATION EASEMENTS.LANDS AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION - THE ALLIANCE HAS INITIATED AN EFFORT TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT WILDLIFE MOVEMENT CORRIDORS IN THE REGION. THE LANDOWNERS ARE WORKING WITH THE JICARILLA APACHE NATION, SOUTHERN UTE TRIBE AND STATE WILDLIFE AGENCIES TO DEVELOP AND SUPPORT FURTHER STUDY OF WILDLIFE MOVEMENT.HEALTHY FORESTS AND WATERSHEDS - THE ALLIANCE BROUGHT TOGETHER ALL THE RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS IN THE REGION TO DEVELOP A BIOMASS UTILIZATION STUDY TO HELP IDENTIFY EMERGING AND APPROPRIATELY SCALED TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS TO HELP RESTORE FOREST HEALTH, CREATE JOBS AND POTENTIALLY FURNISH RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY.  
Forestry and Watershed Resiliency - The Alliance is working to build resiliency in the San Juan - Rio Chama Watershed region of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Our primary resource concern is water availability and water quality degradation due to decades of fire suppression resulting in overgrown forests that are susceptible to catastrophic fire outside the natural range of variation. Resulting debris flows that reduce the efficacy and overall function of the San Juan - Chama Diversion tunnels and reservoirs have the potential to degrade water quality in tributaries of the Rio Chama Watershed impacting downstream water users, including the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Secondary concerns include soil quality degradation, inadequate fish & wildlife habitat, degraded plant conditions decreasing agriculture opportunities, and climate change. In order to address this resource concern taking into consideration climate change impacts, we are utilizing "resiliency" thinking rather than a more traditional restoration approach that would mimic pre-settlement conditions. Resiliency addresses our approach to conduct forest and watershed health treatments that allow the system to bounce back from disturbance while maintaining the same basic structure and function into the future.
Program descriptionForestry and Watershed Resiliency - The Alliance is working to build resiliency in the San Juan - Rio Chama Watershed region of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Our primary resource concern is water availability and water quality degradation due to decades of fire suppression resulting in overgrown forests that are susceptible to catastrophic fire outside the natural range of variation. Resulting debris flows that reduce the efficacy and overall function of the San Juan - Chama Diversion tunnels and reservoirs have the potential to degrade water quality in tributaries of the Rio Chama Watershed impacting downstream water users, including the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Secondary concerns include soil quality degradation, inadequate fish & wildlife habitat, degraded plant conditions decreasing agriculture opportunities, and climate change. In order to address this resource concern taking into consideration climate change impacts, we are utilizing "resiliency" thinking rather than a more traditional restoration approach that would mimic pre-settlement conditions. Resiliency addresses our approach to conduct forest and watershed health treatments that allow the system to bounce back from disturbance while maintaining the same basic structure and function into the future.   
Land and Stewardship - The Alliance assists landowners in meeting their land health objectives by coordinating stewardship efforts across boundaries, providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and technical resources and connecting landowners and agricultural producers with funding opportunities.
Program descriptionLand and Stewardship - The Alliance assists landowners in meeting their land health objectives by coordinating stewardship efforts across boundaries, providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and technical resources and connecting landowners and agricultural producers with funding opportunities.THE PROGRAM SERVICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS PERFORMED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:EDUCATION AND OUTREACH - MEMBERS OF THE ALLIANCE ARE CONTINUALLY REACHING OUT TO NEIGHBORS AND CULTIVATING NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND MEMBERSHIPS. STEWARDSHIP - THE ALLIANCE ASSISTS LANDOWNERS IN MEETING THEIR LAND HEALTH OBJECTIVES BY COORDINATING STEWARDSHIP EFFORTS ACROSS BOUNDARIES, PROVIDING A FORUM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNICAL RESOURCES AND CONNECTING LANDOWNERS AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS WITH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.PUBLIC POLICY FOR CONSERVATION - THE VOICE OF CONSERVATION-ORIENTED PRIVATE LANDOWNERS IS NOTICEABLY ABSENT FROM MANY PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT. THE CHAMA PEAK LAND ALLIANCE WORKS AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL TO FILL THIS VOID.  
Public Policy for Conservation - The most biologicaly diverse and ecologically important lands in the west are in private hands. The public benefits of conscientious, well-informed management on private lands include clean water, food production, wildlife habitat, soil health and carbon sequestration, jobs,and strong economies. Nevertheless, the voice of conservation-oriented private landowners is noticeably absent from many public policy forums at all levels of government. The Alliance works at the state and local level to fill this void.Education and economy - Through education, the Alliance can bridge traditional divides, provide opportunities for youth to engage directly with their surrounding landscape, and support local economies through rural development and poverty alleviation.Energy - The Alliance has been organizing community and private landowner efforts in response to oil and gas development interest in the region. The Alliance has also developed an interactive landowner-driven planning and mapping project for the region that identifies and ranks community values on the landacape. This GIS-based map of community values can be integrated with other data layers such as wildlife habitat and local government land use plans to create a basis for landscape-scale plannlng of energy development. Communities can then use this map to minimize potential energy development impacts to critical community resources such as municipal water supplies, high-value recreation, wildlife and agriculture production areas.Land and Wildlife - The Alliance has initiated an effort to identify and protect wildlife movement corridors across public and private boundaries. Partners in this effort include private landowners, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe, and state and federal agencies.
Program descriptionPublic Policy for Conservation - The most biologicaly diverse and ecologically important lands in the west are in private hands. The public benefits of conscientious, well-informed management on private lands include clean water, food production, wildlife habitat, soil health and carbon sequestration, jobs,and strong economies. Nevertheless, the voice of conservation-oriented private landowners is noticeably absent from many public policy forums at all levels of government. The Alliance works at the state and local level to fill this void.Education and economy - Through education, the Alliance can bridge traditional divides, provide opportunities for youth to engage directly with their surrounding landscape, and support local economies through rural development and poverty alleviation.Energy - The Alliance has been organizing community and private landowner efforts in response to oil and gas development interest in the region. The Alliance has also developed an interactive landowner-driven planning and mapping project for the region that identifies and ranks community values on the landacape. This GIS-based map of community values can be integrated with other data layers such as wildlife habitat and local government land use plans to create a basis for landscape-scale plannlng of energy development. Communities can then use this map to minimize potential energy development impacts to critical community resources such as municipal water supplies, high-value recreation, wildlife and agriculture production areas.Land and Wildlife - The Alliance has initiated an effort to identify and protect wildlife movement corridors across public and private boundaries. Partners in this effort include private landowners, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe, and state and federal agencies.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$516,750.00$148,556.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$503,923.00$127,306.00$219,963.00$175,931.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$503,923.00$127,306.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr$12,827.00$21,250.00  
Net unrelated business taxable revenue $0.00  
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$517,462.00$148,556.00  
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$1,144.00$1,365.00  
Revenue from all other contributions$502,779.00$125,941.00  
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00   
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00   
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00   
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$0.00   
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$13,306.00$21,250.00  
Net inventory sales (total)-$479.00   
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$421,941.00$215,176.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $344,788.00$136,219.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$77,153.00$77,974.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$983.00  
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00   
Legal fees (total)$0.00   
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$983.00  
General management fees (total)$0.00   
Investment management fees (total)$0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$222,721.00$111,694.00$170,082.00$86,017.00
Total assets, beginning of year$111,694.00$170,082.00  
Total liabilities$20,309.00$8,432.00$200.00$9,325.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$8,432.00$200.00  
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00   
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00   
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$144,177.00   
Temporarily restricted net assets$58,235.00   
Net assets$202,412.00$103,262.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$103,262.00$169,882.00  
Other liabilities$4,282.00$4,091.00  
Intangible assets$0.00   
Other assets$0.00   
Investments: other securities$0.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$183,190.00$27,282.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$27,282.00$95,082.00  
Investments -- program-related$0.00   
Grants payable $4,341.00  
Inventories for sale or use$0.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$94,809.00-$66,620.00  
Advertising (total)$174.00$100.00  
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00   
Accounts receivable, net$38,531.00$84,412.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,000.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$16,027.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$202,412.00$103,262.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00   
Payment to affiliates$0.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1112  
Number of independent voting members1112  
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrue  
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-01  
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grant to someone related to the organizationTrueTrue  
LobbiedTrueTrue  
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrue   
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990  
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue   
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-182016-12-29  
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.1  
Filing identifier201742229349300424201642259349301234  
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