News & Events

Jerry Zink is Cattlemen’s man of the hour

Durango Herald, 05/05/2015 Jerry Zink is Cattlemen’s man of the hour LPOSC’s Board President, Jerry Zink, has been selected as La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s honored “Cattlemen of the Year”. Read the full article HERE.

Support LPOSC to preserve open space

Durango Herald, 04/18/2015 Support LPOSC to preserve open space In response to the story headlined “Headin’ Out West” (Herald, March 31) about the attraction of seniors to our area because of open space, I want to draw attention to an organization that makes this possible: La Plata Open Space Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust

Headin’ out West

Durango Herald, 05/30/2015 Retirees seeking out the good life A study by the Center for Western Priorities found that today’s senior retirees are three times as likely to relocate to regions of the West that have ample national forests, parks, monuments or conservation easements – protected land as it were. Read the full article HERE.

Landowners Help To Fight Sprawl

Durango Herald, 11/10/2014 Private Preservation: Landowners Help to Fight Sprawl, Receive Tax Credits While the city of Durango is already about 30 percent open space, an improving economy and love for the landscape is motivating more people to donate their private development rights. Read the full article HERE.

Some Trails Face Closure

Durango Herald, 10/28/2014 Some Trails Face Closure City of Durango owned parks with conservation easements in place are the topic of trail management discussions, including potential trail closures, trail realignments, and habitat restoration projects. Read the full article HERE.

Film Night to Celebrate Open Space

Durango Herald, 10/28/2014 Film Night to Celebrate Open Space LPOSC hosts an evening of landowners telling their stories of land conservation and members of the community who actively protect open space, and a collection of short, inspirational films about enjoying open space and protecting natural resources. Thursday October 30th at 6pm at the Durango Arts

Open 4 Business

Inside Durango TV interview spotlighting how important land conservation is to Durango’s economic success. See the interview HERE.

La Plata Open Space Celebrates Gift

During Colorado Land Conservation Week, an anonymous individual donated $50,000 in funds to La Plata Open Space Conservancy to help fund operating costs and long-term monitoring of lands. Read the full article HERE.

Beens Here, Beens There

Milt Beens is the featured artist for our annual Snowdown event in Durango, Co. Beens, along with 9 other artists, are a part of one of the longest running events in Snowdown’s history, which includes a silent auction and wine tasting to raise funds for LPOSC. Read the full article HERE.