Support Our Work

Welcome, Friend of Open Space! Your generous financial contribution demonstrates your dedication to conservation of undeveloped, outdoor recreation, and wildlife habitat lands in La Plata and neighboring counties, the water rights that have historically supported productivity of those lands, and the derived benefits that are so quintessential to your Colorado way of life.  

La Plata Open Space Conservancy is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN #84-1204273).  Donations made to LPOSC enable us to carry out our mission to permanently conserve lands of value to your Colorado way of life.  As a Friend of Open Space contributor, you will not only help provide financial support that is integral to LPOSC’s successful fulfillment of its mission, you will be the first to know of our successes and the multiple events we hold throughout the year to celebrate those successes.  Through such celebratory events you will gain a deeper connection to the lands and water we conserve.  Perhaps just as important, you will also gain a deeper connection to others in the community who, like you, deeply appreciate how conserving lands and water for ranching, recreation, scenic, wildlife habitat, or historical purposes help to also conserve your Colorado way of life.

A bequest is a provision in the landowner’s will or revocable trust that instructs the estate’s executor to convey land or other assets to LPOSC.

Through this approach, a landowner or donor can conserve important lands by donating a conservation easement, their property, or financial support to LPOSC through their will.

Get Started

We host events throughout the year, including three major fundraisers. Your attendance and participation helps raise operational funding for land conservation.

Annual Appreciation Picnic

Ska Brewers Event

Farmers Market Booth

Join us during our annual events for opportunities to meet land owners, hear their stories from the land, learn about protecting land, and simply enjoy yourself in the name of Open Space.

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Our organization accomplishes its mission of protecting open space, recreational parks, wildlife habitat, working family farms and ranches, and historical/archaeological resources because of the hard, dedicated work of our volunteers. With a volunteer Board of Directors, one-full time and one part-time paid staff member, the support of community members volunteering to assist with office operations, membership programs, community events, fundraising and field work is priceless!

Interested in protecting open space in your community? Your volunteer time is welcome at La Plata Open Space Conservancy!

Join the Team

In our region of the Southwest, people define “quality of life” by the health of our watersheds, the abundance of family farms and working ranches, unlimited recreational opportunities, scenic vistas, and wide open spaces. We raise our children with an intrinsic respect for nature, a connection to local food sources, and a love of outdoor pursuits. We believe this to be fundamental to our health and well-being.