La Plata Open Space Conservancy

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Update: Responding to the 416 Fire

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Update: Responding to the 416 Fire

Landowner Resources

When faced with environmental challenges, landowners can turn to several organizations to support their livestock, crops, and property.

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People of the Land

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, the families, and the heritage.

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Why Open Space Matters

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

Preserve Our Heritage

More than 30,000 acres of private and public land across Southwest Colorado has been protected from development -- made possible by nearly 200 families and over 500 donors!

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Preserve Our Heritage

Protected Lands

LPOSC conservation easements protect over 20,000 acres of land across seven counties and two state lines. Our map provides a glimpse of these protected places.

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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.