Colorado Open Lands has partnered with the Caldon Family in the San Luis Valley to permanently protect 2,464 acres of working farmland, including the water they use for irrigation. This historic farm is an important part of the local agricultural community and is home to important wildlife species including elk, mule deer, and sandhill crane.
The farm consists of grazing and crop land in Costilla County, southwest of the town of San Luis and is highly visible from two state highways. The protected water is drawn from the Culebra River.
Project partners include Natural Resources Conservation Service, Great Outdoors Colorado, the LOR Foundation, Colorado Conservation Partnership, and the Trinchera-Blanca Foundation.