VALLEY LAND CONSERVANCY

Address
1561 OXBOW DR
MONTROSE, CO 81401
Contact
Website: http://www.bcrlt.org/
Phone: +1 (970) 240-2050
Nonprofit
NTEE: C34 - Land Resources Conservation
EIN: 84-1254691

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST IS TO SERVE AS A NON- POLITICAL, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION THAT ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS PRIVATE LANDOWNERS IN PRESERVING AND SUSTAINING THE RURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL, AND CULTURAL CONSERVATION VALUES PRIMARILY IN THE WATERSHEDS OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON, AND LOWER GUNNISON RIVERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, TODAY AND IN PERPETUITY.
 20182017201620152014
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameBLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST
Year of formation1993
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel  $48,223.00$53,333.00$60,499.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation  $54,283.00$52,083.00$84,624.00
Number of employees23346
Number of volunteers79151010
Personnel
Burns, Joey
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personJOEY BURNSJOEY BURNSJOEY BURNSJOEY BURNS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Fugazzi, Pam
Title VICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDE
Name of key/compensated person PAM FUGAZZIPAM FUGAZZIPAM FUGAZZIPAM FUGAZZI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Kistler, Willy
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personWILLY KISTLERWILLY KISTLERWILLY KISTLERWILLY KISTLERWILLY KISTLER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lyon, Peggy
TitleVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEDIRECTORSECRETARY -SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personPEGGY LYONPEGGY LYONPEGGY LYONPEGGY LYONPEGGY LYON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McIntosh, Susan
Title    EXEC DIR(FOR
Name of key/compensated person    SUSAN MCINTOSH
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $56,667.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
McLeod, Tom
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personTOM MCLEODTOM MCLEODTOM MCLEODTOM MCLEODTOM MCLEOD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Petry, Adam
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personADAM PETRYADAM PETRYADAM PETRYADAM PETRY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Phillips, Alecia
Title  EXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated person  ALECIA PHILLIPSALECIA PHILLIPSALECIA PHILLIPS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $54,283.00$52,083.00$27,957.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $2,868.00$239.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Smith, Steve
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personSTEVE SMITHSTEVE SMITHSTEVE SMITHSTEVE SMITHSTEVE SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org8.0010.004.004.0010.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Stemler, Fred
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personFRED STEMLERFRED STEMLERFRED STEMLERFRED STEMLERFRED STEMLER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tracey, Robert
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   ROBERT TRACEYROBERT TRACEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
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
Tracy, Robert
Title DIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person ROBERT TRACYROBERT TRACY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 1.002.00  
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 activitiesBLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS PRIVATE LANDOWNERS TO PRESERVE THE RURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL, AND CULTURAL CONSERVATION OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK, AND LOWER GUNNISON WATERSHEDS OF WESTERN COLORADO.BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS PRIVATE LANDOWNERS TO PRESERVE THE RURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL, AND CULTURAL CONSERVATION OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK, AND LOWER GUNNISON WATERSHEDS OF WESTERN COLORADO.BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS PRIVATE LANDOWNERS TO PRESERVE THE RURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL, AND CULTURAL CONSERVATION OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK, AND LOWER GUNNISON WATERSHEDS OF WESTERN COLORADO.THE MISSION OF THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST IS TO SERVE AS A NON- POLITICAL, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION THAT ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS PRIVATE LANDOWNERS IN PRESERVING AND SUSTAINING THE RURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL, AND CULTURAL CONSERVATION VALUES PRIMARILY IN THE WATERSHEDS OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON, AND LOWER GUNNISON RIVERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, TODAY AND IN PERPETUITY.THE MISSION OF THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST IS TO SERVE AS A NON- POLITICAL, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION THAT ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS PRIVATE LANDOWNERS IN PRESERVING AND SUSTAINING THE RURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL, AND CULTURAL CONSERVATION VALUES PRIMARILY IN THE WATERSHEDS OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON, AND LOWER GUNNISON RIVERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, TODAY AND IN PERPETUITY.
Program service expenses, total$118,365.00$147,158.00$128,134.00$147,387.00$135,148.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2018, BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST CONTINUED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT APPROXIMATELY 340 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, COVERING 52,226 ACRES IN 6 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO.
Program expenses$118,365.00$147,158.00   
Program revenue$16,100.00$29,485.00   
Program descriptionDURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2018, BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST CONTINUED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT APPROXIMATELY 340 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, COVERING 52,226 ACRES IN 6 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO.DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2017, BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST CONTINUED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT APPROXIMATELY 340 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, COVERING 53,531 ACRES IN SIX COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO.   
DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2015, THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ACQUIRED 14 NEW EASEMENTS IN WATERSHEDS OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON, AND LOWER GUNNISON RIVERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS, RESULTING IN A TOTAL OF 4,130 ACRES CONSERVED IN PERPETUITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC.
Program expenses   $147,387.00$135,148.00
Program revenue   $218,023.00$101,808.00
Program description   DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2015, THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ACQUIRED 14 NEW EASEMENTS IN WATERSHEDS OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON, AND LOWER GUNNISON RIVERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS, RESULTING IN A TOTAL OF 4,130 ACRES CONSERVED IN PERPETUITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC.DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2014, THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ACQUIRED 5 NEW EASEMENTS IN WATERSHEDS OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE, NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON, AND LOWER GUNNISON RIVERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS, RESULTING IN A TOTAL OF 1,785 ACRES CONSERVED IN PERPETUITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC.
DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2016, THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ACQUIRED ONE NEW EASEMENT (2,290.5 ACRES) IN DELTA AND GUNNISON COUNTIES, RESULTING IN A TOTAL OF 53,617 ACRES CONSERVED IN PERPETUITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC. THE EASEMENT ADDED DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2016, WAS APPRAISED AT 1,651,000.
Program expenses  $128,134.00  
Program revenue  $24,800.00  
Program description  DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2016, THE BLACK CANYON REGIONAL LAND TRUST ACQUIRED ONE NEW EASEMENT (2,290.5 ACRES) IN DELTA AND GUNNISON COUNTIES, RESULTING IN A TOTAL OF 53,617 ACRES CONSERVED IN PERPETUITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC. THE EASEMENT ADDED DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2016, WAS APPRAISED AT 1,651,000.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$226,359.00$104,648.00$130,626.00$286,978.00$189,780.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$18,907.00$22,057.00$58,523.00$18,243.00$10,424.00
Revenue from noncash contributions $803.00$867.00$1,819.00 
Investment income, current yr$191,154.00$46,815.00$47,202.00$48,356.00$71,898.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$18,907.00$22,057.00$58,523.00$18,243.00$10,424.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$198.00$6,291.00$101.00$2,356.00$5,650.00
Program service revenue (total)$16,100.00$29,485.00$24,800.00$218,023.00$101,808.00
Gross receipts$1,751,051.00$273,515.00$657,411.00$2,375,135.00$247,922.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events  $1,892.00  
Revenue from gov't grants$2,971.00    
Revenue from all other contributions$15,936.00$22,057.00$56,631.00$18,243.00$10,424.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$218.00$6,291.00$517.00$2,356.00$1,134.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$67,917.00$41,216.00$41,002.00$44,057.00$44,486.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events-$20.00 -$416.00 $4,516.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$207,959.00$242,235.00$276,931.00$282,865.00$274,158.00
Total functional expenses: program service $118,365.00$147,158.00$128,134.00$147,387.00$135,148.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$83,826.00$79,978.00$98,802.00$84,754.00$95,213.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$5,768.00$15,099.00$49,995.00$50,724.00$43,797.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$4,397.00$20,021.00$19,705.00$27,488.00$7,620.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$47,650.00$33,499.00   
Investment management fees (total)$8,792.00$11,830.00$9,812.00$13,064.00$22,184.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,725,973.00$1,738,692.00$1,748,373.00$1,960,677.00$1,885,225.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,738,692.00$1,748,373.00$1,960,677.00$1,885,225.00$1,895,861.00
Total liabilities$3,987.00$17,813.00$8,083.00$6,258.00$10,894.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$17,813.00$8,083.00$6,258.00$10,894.00$10,782.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$1,687,356.00$1,683,426.00$1,698,195.00$1,938,373.00$1,858,285.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$34,630.00$37,453.00$42,095.00$16,046.00$16,046.00
Net assets$1,721,986.00$1,720,879.00$1,740,290.00$1,954,419.00$1,874,331.00
Net assets, beginning of year$1,720,879.00$1,740,290.00$1,954,419.00$1,874,331.00$1,885,079.00
Other liabilities    $2,000.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$1,657,481.00$1,705,826.00$1,715,302.00$1,870,736.00$1,837,826.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$34,429.00$9,363.00$22,143.00$47,503.00$33,620.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$9,363.00$22,143.00$47,503.00$33,620.00$72,941.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$18,400.00-$137,587.00-$146,305.00$4,113.00-$84,378.00
Advertising (total) $2,034.00$4,034.00$4,557.00$2,905.00
Savings & temp cash investment$16,435.00    
Accounts receivable, net$5,760.00$11,838.00 $32,000.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$11,088.00$10,625.00$10,438.00$9,208.00$11,774.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$3,987.00$17,813.00$8,083.00$6,258.00$7,094.00
Deferred revenue    $1,800.00
Total net assets or fund balances$1,721,986.00$1,720,879.00$1,740,290.00$1,954,419.00$1,874,331.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$260.00$750.00$740.00$775.00$952.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members77997
Number of independent voting members77997
Financial sheets audited   True 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-04-012016-04-012015-04-012014-04-012013-04-01
Tax year end date2018-03-012017-03-012016-03-012015-03-012014-03-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change    True
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-202017-10-162016-12-132015-09-302014-09-18
IRS schema version2017v2.32016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.1
Filing identifier201801879349300735201731889349301353201622109349300242201532469349300528201422259349301062
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