Colorado Open Lands


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Our Latest News:

  • Colorado Open Lands is excited to welcome Cinceré Eades as its newest Future Conservation Leaders Fellow! Ms. Eades will spend her two-year fellowship with Denver Parks and Recreation and the Denver Office of Sustainability. Her work will focus on protecting and enhancing Denver’s parks, natural areas and waterways, particularly along the South Platte River and the city’s system of gulches. Full announcement here.




  • We are so pleased to report that Cheers for Conservation was a smash success. Thank you all for attending and honoring Ms. Valerie Gates!


  • COL tickets to the Union Station Gala, are now SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support.


  • New blog post by Dan Pike: With integrity and fairness to all. This entry tells the story of ranchers Stan and Bonnie Irby, and their protracted battle with the IRS over the value of the easement on their 970-acre ranch in central Colorado.


  • 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.