Southern Plains Land Trust

Prairie wildlife is stuck between a rock and a hard place. With the crush of sprawl in urban areas and the dominance of agriculture in rural ones, many native creatures have few places to turn. SPLT's solution: buy the land, protect habitat for native flora and fauna, and let the prairie heal.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
Full Time Staff:
3
Contract Staff:
2
Volunteers Annually:
100
Retention Rate:
100%

Ashleigh Wheeler, Programs Manager
Start Date: 2018

Ashleigh Wheeler is SPLT's Programs Manager. Ashleigh has a law degree from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Colorado State University. She grew up in the Denver area and has a lifelong passion for the wildlife of the shortgrass prairie. Ashleigh's background includes running her own cake business, conservation and animal legal work, event organizing, and community outreach. Her duties for SPLT run the gamut of our programs: land acquisition, ecological restoration, biodiversity policy, and outreach.

Jay Tutchton, Preserve Manager
Start Date: 2017

Jay Tutchton is a long-time supporter and volunteer of SPLT's.

Nicole J. Rosmarino, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2011

Nicole Rosmarino, Ph.D. helped found the Southern Plains Land Trust and is currently its Director. She served as the caretaker for SPLT-protected land from 1999-2002, during which time she monitored for trespass and to record flora and fauna observed several times per week, while residing in Pritchett, Colorado. She now resides in Centennial, CO. Nicole received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2002. Her Ph.D. is in policy science/political science, and her academic focus was on biodiversity preservation. She has been actively involved in efforts to protect prairie wildlife since 1994.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
2 years
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
6

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
5
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Acquisitions
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Land
Management

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