Wildlife and plant habitat
Protecting land provides winter range for big game such as elk and mule deer, migratory routes for wildlife and birds, and habitat for native plants. Ranchlands are often the most productive, diverse, and least fragmented private lands in Colorado, and are one key to the health and productivity of many wildlife populations.
Recreation and education
Colorado is known for its beauty, open spaces, and unrivaled outdoor opportunities. Conserved land does not always provide public access, but conserved land does help protect the Colorado experience. See where you can get outside here.
Health and local economy
Agriculture is a long-time cornerstone of this community and should be part of the future of this community. Sustainable local food production, clean water, clean air, tourism, outdoor education, and recreation are important contributors to our local economy and the health of our community. By protecting our land and water today, we ensure the prosperity of our community tomorrow.
Sustain working ranches and farms
Working ranches and farms provide food for our community, put money into our local economy, and protect cherished viewsheds and wildlife habitat. Conserving land could result in the financial benefits needed to create sustainable futures for farms, ranches, and land-based businesses.