Loans for Conservation Easements

Land conservation does not often come cheap.  Conservation grantmakers frequently provide funding on a reimbursement schedule, meaning that the work must be done before the funds arrive.  That means to conserve critical pieces of land, many land trusts need upfront loans for conservation easements that can be provided with some immediacy.  Colorado Open Lands bridges that funding gap through a highly-successful revolving loan program.  Since its inception, the program has lent over $6 million with low or no interest to our partner land trusts to help them get their deals done.  With that $6 million, we have helped our partners complete 28 discrete land deals, totaling over 16,000 acres.  That’s a combined size equal to the City of Boulder.

Loans for Conservation Easements

Grand Mesa, Colorado; Photo Credit: John Fielder

Are you interested in providing funds to loan to land protection projects? 
Are you a land trust in need of loans for conservation easements or bridge financing?

Contact Jordan Vana, Director of Programs, at JVana[at]coloradoopenlands.org or at 303.988.2373 ext. 221.

 

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