The Next Generation

Thousands of children in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico attend nature, science and environmental education programs at Durango Nature Studies (DNS) each and every year.

The DNS Nature Center hosts adult and family programs, as well as research programs for college professors and wildlife biologists. Trails located on the property lead visitors through a variety of landscapes, providing wonderful learning opportunities for children and adults. DNS facilities include a pavilion, Welcome Center and footbridge access made possible by partnerships with the Lions Club, BP America and High Noon Rotary.

Programs offered year round, indoors and outdoors at DNS, and other conservation easement properties that provide educational opportunities, teach the next generation of our community to understand, cherish and protect our natural resources.

The Role of Conservation

DNS facilities are located on over 140 acres of land protected by conservation easements held by LPOSC. The conservation easements were part of the negotiations in acquiring the land, as well as organizational goals of DNS.