In addition to conservation easements, Colorado Open Lands offers many unique conservation programs.
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.
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Partnering for Perpetuity: Innovative business planning for long-term success
Last summer, COL began a groundbreaking project called Partnering for Perpetuity. The project stemmed from our 2016 merger with Legacy Land Trust and allows us to help interested land trusts understand the real costs and benefits of new partnerships and collaborative business models to improve their impact across the state. We’re grateful to the Gates Family Foundation and Great Outdoors Colorado for their generous support of the project and expect to deliver our results later this summer.
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!