Colorado Open Lands in the News

See the latest in the news about conservation and Colorado Open Lands.

Colorado Open Lands, Colorado Conservation Trust Merge Into One Group
Published September 12, 2013

The most influential conservation groups in Colorado are joining forces in an effort to safeguard the promise of endless protection for conservation easements. Colorado Open Lands and the Colorado Conservation Trust planned to announce Thursday they are joining forces to create a conservation supergroup under the Colorado Open Lands banner. The move is meant to […read full article]

Louis Bacon Cuts Conservation Easement Deal
Published June 6, 2013

Louis Bacon’s Tercio Ranch Holdings and Red River Ranch Holdings have announced a deal with Colorado Open Lands to place 21,000 acres of Tercio Ranch and Red River Ranch into perpetual conservation easements. The move will help knit together roughly 800,000 acres of pristine wilderness, adding to a protected landscape that stretches from Great Sand […read full article]

Ditmer: Preserve Colorado’s Acequias
Published April 12, 2013

With much of Colorado in drought, we should be diligent to protect a rare historical and traditional water-sharing practice. “Acequias” are remarkable catalysts for sharing and producing food, a historic Spanish agricultural irrigation system of unlined water ditches that irrigate farmers’ fields, with water flows directed by irrigators ceaselessly shifting tarps and dirt along the […read full article]

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