Protecting land keeps water and air clean, provides habitat and migration corridors for wildlife, and creates access to outdoor education and recreation. Your future way of life, generations, health, and favorite places depend on land and water conservation.
As the oldest land trust in Colorado, we have had the honor of working with private landowners and community partners to protect the open spaces that makethe Roaring Fork and middle Colorado River valleys such special places. By protecting open space, landowners are able to support family traditions, family ranches and farms, and our local health and economy.
A forever commitment
Landowners committed to land protection may grant conservation easements to AVLT to guarantee their land will be protected forever. Every property is unique. We are committed to protecting land that will have the greatest impact on the health environment and community. Together, we can reverse the fragmentation of our landscapes to connect wildlife habitats, protect threatened resources and ecosystems, improve working lands, restore nature's resilience to climate change, and connect our community to the great outdoors.
"I want to make sure I am never a destroyer of land."
- George Stranahan, Lenado Mining Claims & Flying Dog Ranches
Aspen Valley Land Trust is dedicated to protecting land forever in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. For 55 years, AVLT has been a trusted community-supported conservation partner helping to ensure the natural and community health of our region.