Colorado Open Lands


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Our Latest News:

  • The new Colorado Open Lands is open for business! Join us for an open house on May 8, 4-6 p.m. We are working hard to secure door prizes and giveaways as well!


  • Save the date! Cheers for Conservation, featuring the George E. Cranmer Award, will be held Thursday, June 12 at Four Mile Historic Park. The Cranmer Award will be given to conservation champion Valerie Gates. We will also honor the participants in a program she played a critical role in creating: The Future Conservation Leaders Fellowship. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Strickland at cstrickland(at) More details coming soon!


  • Colorado Open Lands has moved! Please update your records. New address:

    355 South Teller Street, Suite 210

    Lakewood, CO 80226


  • Congratulations to the two newest graduates of our Fellowship program! Edalin Koziol and Jon Leibowitz have been hired to full-time positions with Colorado Water Trust and Montezuma Land Conservancy, respectively. Thank you to the Argosy Foundation and a private individual for funding these positions!



  • We're renewed! We're pleased to announce that our accreditation has been renewed by Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display a seal indicating to the public that they meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent.

  • In 2013, we protected 9,688 acres!  One example of the beauty and natural resources that have been protected for all of us is the Lake San Cristobal Inlet Preservation & Fishing Access Project


    This dynamic, complex conservation project has permanently preserved 37 acres of grasslands, mixed conifer, and cottonwood forest, and 79 acres of delta wetland created by the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River as it enters Lake San Cristobal.  It also now provides public access to 0.65 miles of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River for fly fishing!  The property is also a visual centerpiece for the general public recreating at Lake San Cristobal, which is a popular destination for fishing, camping, and boating.