Conservation Programs

In addition to conservation easements, Colorado Open Lands offers many unique conservation programs.

Conserved Colorado

Many of us would love to purchase food, beverages, recreation experiences, and other goods and services from our neighbors, if we only knew how.  Conserved Colorado is a directory of all the fabulous locally-produced goods and services offered by Colorado owners of conserved land.  Support the local economy.  Get to know your neighbor.  Hear the origin story of your food or the history of the cabin where you spend the weekend.
View the directory now!

Events and Excursions

Our bodies and souls crave connection with nature.  It’s hard not to feel recharged and refreshed after a leisurely hike, or a heart-pumping mountain biking trip.  Colorado Open Lands periodically offers events and excursions on conserved land inaccessible to the general public.  We’ve planned outings ranging from farm dinners, to birdwatching, to bird hunting, to snowshoeing, hiking, rafting, and more!  After we explore and experience the land, we often cap off the day with a meeting with the landowner, who tells us their story of why their land was so critical to protect.  All ages and ability levels welcome.  To be added to the invitation list for our outdoor excursions, email Jordan Vana at JVana[at]

Land Purchases

From time to time, we buy conservation-worthy land outright instead of working with the landowner on a conservation easement. Typically, these purchases prevent detrimental development or become places where people can connect with Colorado’s natural treasures. If you know about a great property in your area, let us know!


With all the wonderful conservation opportunities in Colorado, we simply cannot, and should not, do our work alone. COL was founded on the idea that effective partnerships can achieve results far beyond what individual organizations can. Since our founding, we’ve partnered with land trusts, local governments and businesses to realize pioneering conservation successes. Let us know how we can help with your next project!

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