Conserving Land. Connecting People. Enriching Lives.

Our mission is to protect and enhance agricultural land, wildlife habitat and scenic lands in western Colorado to benefit the community at large, enrich lives, provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, and ensure our connection to land for generations to come.

133,500+ Acres Conserved and Counting
12,333 Acres of Prime Farmland
2,500+ Acres of Preserved Fruit Land
More than 25 Miles of Along the Colorado, Gunnison, North Fork and Uncompahgre Rivers
95,500 Acres of Elk Winter Range and
30,453 acres of Gunnison Sage Grouse habitat
96,619 Acres of Privately Protected Lands with Direct Connectivity to 6.95 Million Acres of Federal Lands

Stories of Success

Explore our success stories across diverse conservation efforts in agriculture, water conservation, wildlife habitat preservation, and outdoor recreation and discover how these collaborative efforts have made a lasting impact to Western Colorado.

Our Impact

With the support of dedicated landowners, donors, volunteers, and partners CWLT has conserved over 133,500 acres of land across Western Colorado. From the Grand Valley to Red Mountain Pass, the flanks of the La Sal Mountains to Blue Mesa Reservoir, our work ensures that these cherished places are protected for generations to come.

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Whether you are a landowner interested in conservation, a community member looking to volunteer, or a donor eager to support our mission, we invite you to join us in our efforts to conserve the lands that define Western Colorado. Together, we can make a lasting impact.


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Connect with Our Community

At Colorado West Land Trust, we believe in the power of community to protect and preserve the unique landscapes of Western Colorado. Attend an event to learn more about our work and connect with individuals who share a passion for conservation. Join us on a conserved property, for a presentation or a community gathering to see firsthand the impact of your support.

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