Colorado West Land Trust: A collaborative effort to better serve the region

By Sharon Sullivan With the goal of increasing the pace, quality and permanence of conservation in western Colorado...

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Connecting Community, Experiencing the Land

Historian Wallace Stegner got it right when he wrote that “cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality...

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Conserved Lands Ensures Local Food and Agriculture’s Viability For Years to Come

By Sharon Sullivan Steve Ela moved his Ela Family Farms to the North Fork Valley years ago after subdivisions were...

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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.