Colorado Open Lands


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Our Latest News:

  • Colorado Open Lands is hiring a Conservation Project Manager for the Northern Front Range and Lower South Platte area. Full job description here.


  • Colorado Open Lands has adopted an ambitious ten-year strategic plan to protect and steward 800,000 acres of Colorado. Read about our plans here!


  • Have you received your copy of our Spring Newsletter? Read it online here, or if you'd rather get a hard copy in the mail, click here!


  • Tickets available now here!

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  • Just one day before the end of 2014, COL permanently protected the Hotchkiss Ranch, 278 acres of stunning open space largely surrounded by Gunnison National Forest lands, located 16 miles northeast of Paonia. The property provides scenic views from public roads and lands, and protects important wildlife habitat, including Canada lynx and northern leopard frog, as well as elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain lion. This project was completed in partnership with Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy. Photo by Dawn Reeder.

  • A recent project closing permanently protects 197 acres of grazing land and wildlife habitat, including Gunnison Sage-grouse habitat. This property is enjoyed by the public as it is visible from adjacent public lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. This property was protected with a partnership between Colorado Open Lands, Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy and Gunnison Valley Land Preservation Board. Photo by Dawn Reeder.