We are pleased to announce that Janie Ellis / CattleTrack Arts & Preservation has been chosen as a finalist in the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards program, presented by SRP.

All finalists will be honored, and award winners will be announced at our Gala event on Saturday evening, March 23rd, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.

If you would like to attend the event, reserve your seats or purchase a table through the “Environmental Excellence Awards Registration Form.”

Furthermore, if you are interested in sponsoring the event, you can find our sponsorship package at Partner with Us – Arizona Forward.

Cattle Track Talks

Join us in the CattleTrack Gallery for a stimulating hour with creative and innovative members of our community.  Presenters/performers will share their expertise and engage in lively conversation with the audience.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CattleTrack Talks will feature
Martin Isaza, Managing Partner, The AKAE Project

The AKAE Project:
A Sustainable Nature Conservation Story

This is the tale of a family-owned cattle ranch in Colombia that is in the process of transforming into one of Colombia’s largest privately owned natural reserves – The AKAE Project. Martin Isaza’s family began ranching in the Amazon Basin in the 1960’s and expanded to a 50,000-acre cattle ranch on the Orinoco plains in the 1990’s.

The ranch is located in one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. Threatened by habitat destruction, water loss, and fire, Martin’s family and others in the area established The AKAE Project. Partnering with The Nature Conservancy, they work to protect and conserve the ecosystem, engage in sustainable ranching, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Join us as Martin describes the challenges of working within the social-political turmoil in Columbia and in exceedingly remote regions. Hear how the rich tapestry of his family history binds them together as they endeavor to create a multi-generational legacy.

CattleTrack Arts and Preservation supports local artists, craftsmen, and students in our commitment to preserving Scottsdale’s unique cultural heritage. We look forward to seeing the CattleTrack family for this 2023-24 season of CattleTrack Talks.


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Cattle Track Arts and Preservation is a 501C3 (non-profit).

Our mission statement:
To recognize and celebrate Scottsdale’s authentic cultural heritage by providing opportunities for artists, craftsmen and students, visual and performing, individually and collectively, to encourage and enhance their art forms and to further the preservation of Scottsdale’s genuine past as a unique arts community in a desert environment.

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