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Executive Director position closed


GENERAL DESCRIPTION La Plata Open Space Conservancy (LPOSC) is the Durango-based nonprofit land trust serving southwest Colorado. Since 1992, LPOSC has partnered with approximately 200 landowners and local governments to permanently protect nearly 30,000 acres of land. LPOSC’s mission is to permanently protect open lands that have significant agricultural, wildlife habitat, open space, recreational and/or

Mining claim in Weminuche Wilderness donated as open space


Durango Herald, December 25, 2017 Land will be protected from future development A 10-acre mining claim in the Weminuche Wilderness will now be protected as open space. According to Amy Schwarzbach, executive director of La Plata Open Space Conservancy, members of the Alder family, formerly of Durango, inherited the patented mining claim from their grandfather. When