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.
Land conservation is a vital aspect to the Colorado economy. Through the use of land trusts Colorado can preserve private land while providing tax benefits to those who donate. These tax deductions have been abused, however, among certain land trust agencies. LPOSC isn’t one of these trusts and follows rigorous standards to maintain its national accreditation standards.
With help from people like John Fielder, a photographer and preservationist, money is raised to help protect wild, open, private lands from development. Land trusts, like LPOSC, help give an economic incentive to farmers—poor and rich—to donate their land for conservation purposes.