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06-25-13 CCALT holds annual BBQ on Sinclaire-Brooks Ranch to benefit ranchland conservation…

Posted by Brian Allmer on June 25, 2013


On Saturday, July 13th, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) will hold their annual Sunset BBQ benefit at the Sinclaire-Brooks Ranch near Sedalia, Colorado.  The BBQ is the annual fundraiser for CCALT.  Proceeds from the BBQ will be used by the Land Trust to protect additional ranches in the area.

CCALT was formed in 1995 by the membership of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) to help Colorado’s ranchers and farmers protect their agricultural lands and encourage continuing agricultural production. CCA was the first state livestock association in the nation to form a land trust.

In its 18-year history, CCALT has developed an excellent track record in successfully completing transactions. To date, CCALT has worked with over 200 ranching families statewide protect more than 404,000 acres.

The Sinclaire-Brooks Ranch is one of the most scenic, privately owned properties on the Front Range.  Joanne and Bill Sinclaire reside on the original 1860 homestead site of the T Ranch purchased by the Sinclaire family in 1947.  Their daughter, Catherine Sinclaire Brooks, owns the Dakan Ranch which was acquired in 1952 and has been protected by a conservation easement held by CCALT since 1998.

“We are delighted to host the annual CCALT Sunset BBQ again this year on our family ranch,” said Joanne Sinclaire.

The CCALT annual fundraiser is held at different ranches across Colorado each summer.  The 2013 BBQ will also include cocktails, a silent and live auction and live entertainment.  The July 13th event will begin at 5:00 p.m.  Auction items can also be purchased online in advance of the event at

“The Sinclaire-Brooks Ranch is the perfect location for an event that highlights conservation.  It was one of the first ranches protected by CCALT and represents commitment to land stewardship for more than 65 years.  This ranch serves as an example of what can be accomplished through partnerships with landowners and their families,” said Chris West, CCALT Executive Director.

All proceeds will go to support the Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust.  Ticket prices are $150/person. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Alyssa Street at 303-225-8677 or by e-mail  Visit the CCALT website at

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Arnie Butler & Co.
Mardi & Brown Cannon
John Cox
Double D Ranch
Holsinger Law, LLC
Hunsperger & Weston
Janie & Buck Hutchison
Johnson Moving and Storage
Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell LLP
Law Office of Larry Kueter
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.
Live Water Properties
Nancy Petry
Ranch Marketing Associates
Shea Appraisal Company
Steele Street Bank
The Nature Conservancy
Trust for Public Land


Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust protects productive agricultural lands and the conservation values they provide by working with ranchers and farmers, thereby preserving Colorado’s ranching heritage and rural communities. For more information visit Please consider CCALT in your will and estate planning

 Submitted to BARN Media by:

Alyssa Street

Development & Communications Director


8833 Ralston Road

Arvada, CO 80002

Tel: 303-225-8677

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