In December 2021, the America the Beautiful Interagency Working Group provided the first annual report on the America the Beautiful campaign (Year One Report).  The report highlights efforts undertaken across the key areas identified in the original America the Beautiful report and identifies next steps in each of these areas to further the goals of the campaign.  With regard to private land conservation, the following programs, among others, are identified as supportive of the private conservation efforts of ranchers, farmers, forest owners, and other landowners:

The Year One Report also includes a status report on lands, water and wildlife and the urgency of continued conservation efforts.

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Melinda Beck is a real estate and land use attorney who has more than two decades of experience.  Melinda’s conservation law expertise includes the donation and purchase and sale of conservation easements to land trusts and local governments by private landowners throughout Colorado

Melinda Beck is a real estate and land use attorney who has more than two decades of experience.  Melinda’s conservation law expertise includes the donation and purchase and sale of conservation easements to land trusts and local governments by private landowners throughout Colorado and nationally. She represents land trusts and private landowners regarding all issues related to conservation easement transactions and stewardship, including obtaining discretionary approvals and amendments to conservation easements. She is an emeritus member of the Land Trust Alliance Conservation Defense Advisory Council. Melinda has a degree in Economics from Pomona College and a law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.