Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld and ECTA were featured in the spring newsletter from Equine Land Conservation Resource. This national organization was founded in 1997 to support individuals and groups interested in land conservation for equestrian use. ECTA has supported ELCR’s Conservation Partners program, which promotes conservation through grassroots outreach, networking opportunities and access to information and educational resources.
In the spring issue of The Resource, ELCR featured Essex County Trail Association in the Conservation Partners Spotlight column. The article focuses on ECTA founding member Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld and her tireless efforts to create an organization that would work with riders to be respectful, understand property restrictions, and encourage stewardship of the land.
Also highlighted is ECTA’s emphasis on landowners and the importance of ensuring that “the experience of open trails is positive for them as well as the trail users.”
ECTA’s diversity of trail users is mentioned as well, noting our many athletic, educational and social events throughout the year that bring together our different trail users. “ECTA embraces diversity in trail usage for multiple disciplines, such as walking, running, riding, biking and skiing in a mutually respectful way.”
The article closes by noting that ECTA has become a “model organization in making a real difference for conserving land for future generations of equestrians.”
Thanks to our friends at ELCR for such a great article!