Colorado Open Lands

“On behalf of Colorado Open Lands, I would like to thank The Moore Charitable Foundation for its generous grant. This grant will be put to good use fulfilling our mission of preserving Colorado’s working farms and ranches and augmenting natural heritage through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation techniques, and strategic leadership.” – Dan Pike, President
A fisherman sets up by a stream located on Hart Ranch in the South Park Basin, protected by COL
A fisherman sets up by a stream located on Hart Ranch in the South Park Basin, protected by COL
Colorado Open Lands (COL) is a statewide land trust dedicated to preserving open lands and natural heritage of Colorado through voluntary partnerships with private landowners, the business community, federal, state and local government agencies, and other conservation organizations. Since its founding in 1981, COL has permanently protected over 413,000 acres of land throughout the state, and now holds 414 conservation easements in 44 Colorado counties, also protecting over 358 miles of Colorado’s waterways. In 2016, COL expanded upon the Sangre de Cristo Greenbelt with the acquisition of land parcels. These additions make the greenbelt easier to access and improve watershed management of the area. Additionally, COL advanced permanent conservation of Acequia water rights though strategic government partnerships and acquisition of high priority land parcels. Louis Bacon and The Trinchera Blanca Foundation are proud to support Colorado Open Lands. Learn more here.