Conserving Your Southwest Colorado Way of Life

The Power of Conservation

~"Having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own." ~ ~Andy Warhol~

People of the Land

It’s easy to talk land conservation and focus on the numbers of acres protected. But, there’s so much more behind protecting cherished lands than numbers and statistics – let's not forget about the people. La Plata Open Space Conservancy's conservation efforts are undertaken in accordance with a landowner's vision for the land.

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Conserving The Heritage of Southwest Colorado

La Plata Open Space Conservancy has assisted nearly 200 families and over 500 donors achieve their dreams of permanently conserving their Southwest Colorado land as they desire.

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Protected Lands

La Plata Open Space Conservancy conservation easements have permanently conserved over 20,000 acres of private land and public parkland in Southwest Colorado.

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Landowner Resources

When faced with environmental challenges, landowners can turn to several organizations to support their livestock, crops, and property. La Plata Open Space Conservancy provides resources to connect with such organizations.

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Our Partners

La Plata Open Space Conservancy's mission
is to permanently protect open lands that have significant agricultural, wildlife habitat, open space, recreational and/or historical/archaeological resources for the benefit of the community and the general public.