• Water Sharing guide now available!
    Water Sharing guide now available!
    Colorado Open Lands has collaborated with a team of experts to publish the definitive guide to water sharing between agricultural and municipal users. These agreements help keep water on the land but allow municipal use in critical drought years. This helps ensure financial security for landowners with water rights! Read the full guide at the link.
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  • Thanks for joining us for Cheers for Conservation!
    Thanks for joining us for Cheers for Conservation!
    We were proud to present the 27th annual George E. Cranmer Award to Ruth and Ken Wright, for their legacy of protecting Colorado’s land and water! See photos from the event at the link!
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  • Spring Newsletter now available!
    Spring Newsletter now available!
    Read on for information on our Grains for Cranes project, restoration and improvement work, new project closings, and an interview with George E. Cranmer Award Winners Ruth and Ken Wright!
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  • Acequia Initiative receives national funding
    Acequia Initiative receives national funding
    Colorado Open Lands' Acequia Initiative was the only project in the state to receive funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Regional Conservation Partnership Program in the 2017 award cycle! NRCS awarded the project $1,722,000 in funding to advance permanent conservation of farm and ranchland along the Rio Culebra River in Costilla County. Great Outdoors Colorado also contributed $638,000. Learn more in link!
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  • COL to launch large-scale stream and riparian restoration program!
    COL to launch large-scale stream and riparian restoration program!
    Colorado Open Lands, in partnership with EcoMetrics, has launched Riparian Reconnect – a large-scale stream and riparian restoration effort on Park County waterways. Restoring connectivity of these streams will enhance wildlife habitat and improve fisheries while supporting sustainable agriculture operations. Funding partners include Great Outdoors Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Park County Land and Water Trust Fund, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and private landowners.
  • The Value of Land Conservation
    The Value of Land Conservation
    To hear more about how land conservation is cherished in ways both unique and universal, please watch the linked video, filmed with perspectives from all across the state. This short film was produced by Colorado Open Lands and premiered at the 2017 Q for Conservation.
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  • Our Strategic Plan
    Our Strategic Plan
    In March 2015, Colorado Open Lands adopted an ambitious ten-year strategic plan. Click to learn more. Photo Credit: John Fielder
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  • Water Sharing guide now available!
  • Thanks for joining us for Cheers for Conservation!
  • Spring Newsletter now available!
  • Acequia Initiative receives national funding
  • COL to launch large-scale stream and riparian restoration program!
  • The Value of Land Conservation
  • Our Strategic Plan

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