Conserved Colorado


We love Colorado.

We love its lands, and we love its people.

Let’s bring them together.

Conserved Colorado is a collaboration of people, all in support of land conservation. At Colorado Open Lands, we connect these people – whether they are landowners, consumers, or businesses.

You may be asking how Conserved Colorado works. It all starts with a landowner who chooses to conserve their land with a conservation easement. Conserving land means permanent protection from property subdivision or development. It means that a ranch stays a ranch, a farm stays a farm. It means that all the benefits that come from the land remain for future generations: local food, scenic views, fresh water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, outdoor education, and Colorado’s heritage.

Landowners work hard to conserve and steward their land. Oftentimes, they produce our food and products, and host our adventures! As consumers or businesses, we can honor these landowners by purchasing their goods and services from conserved land. Colorado Open Lands publishes two seasonal guides per year. Check back again this holiday season for a guide to gift giving from conserved land!

The Holiday 2023 Conserved Colorado Guide is now available! Since COL officially relaunched Conserved Colorado in the summer of 2023, we have gathered even more exciting options in our new Holiday Guide! Do you have a friend or family member who is conservation-minded and might appreciate a unique Colorado gift? If so, then this guide is for you as you holiday shop this year! Click on the picture on your right to view the full guide.

If you are a Colorado landowner selling products and/or services from conserved land and would like to join this program, please contact Yvonne Schramm at The program is free to join, and your property can be conserved by any land trust or organization in the state.

This guide provides a direct connection between landowners and consumers, but we acknowledge that many landowners who have conserved their land may also sell to businesses such as restaurants. As this program grows, consumers will be able to support both businesses who source from conserved land, as well as directly from landowners. If you are a business who sources from conserved land, please contact Yvonne Schramm at for more information. 

Past Conserved Colorado Guides

Summer 2023 Conserved Colorado Guide