Protected Lands

Our conservation easements protect nearly 21,000 acres of land across five counties, from the deserts to the mountains.

Our Past

LPOSC’s very first land conservation project was to buy the 530 acres now known as Hidden Valley and get it in the hands of the US Forest Service. Just a couple years later, LPOSC submitted the grant with the City, Trails 2000, and Iron Horse Bicycle Classic that purchased and created Overend Mountain Park.

In total, LPOSC has helped protect 26,000 acres of land across southwest Colorado and currently protects nearly 21,000 acres, the majority of which is in La Plata County. The primary tool used to conserve land by LPOSC is a conservation easement. The conservancy currently holds 176 conservation easements.

Our Present

The organization is actively seeking to conserve agricultural properties and properties that provide public access.  However, we are open to and welcome all inquiries.

Our Future

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of people in our communities who care about conserving our greatest resources.

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