Uniting and empowering Colorado’s land trusts and partners to conserve the lands and waters that define our state.
Since 1965, land trusts and their partners have helped Colorado families conserve more than 3 million acres of working lands, wildlife habitat, and open spaces that define our state and contribute to our quality of life.
This work is voluntary, collaborative, nonpartisan, and local.
Private land conservation in Colorado has grown significantly since its inception. The number of land trusts has increased from fewer than 10 in the 1980s to more than 30 today. The state’s conserved acreage has tripled since 2005 alone, thanks in large part to the creation of Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the state conservation easement tax credit, which together have invested over $1 billion in conservation to date. Colorado now ranks 4th in the nation for conserved private lands.
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