Ensuring the Future of Farming
In 1979, Rob and Clare Talbott purchased their first orchard in Palisade, with the hope of relocating from G...Read More
Treasure in the West Elk Mountains
In 1912, Alec McLeod homesteaded a beautiful property on Black Mesa, high above the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. A...Read More
A Year in Reflection
Recently, we published inserts in newspapers across the Western Slope to share some of the work we have accomplishe...Read More
Colorado West Land Trust is a consolidation of the Mesa Land Trust and the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust. The two organizations have come together to better protect and conserve agricultural land, along with its rural heritage, wildlife habitat, recreational areas and scenic lands in western Colorado. With 120,000 acres conserved in 6 counties (Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel), Colorado West Land Trust seeks to meet both local and regional conservation needs.
As a private, non-profit organization 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.