More than 40,000 acres protected. Help us do more.

Private lands are important to our health, wealth and heritage. We help Colorado land conservation by working with landowners to protect and preserve the precious resources that define our region.

Conservation Easements

A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement between a private landowner and a land trust that permanently restricts and defines the amount and type of development permitted on a property. When a landowner’s vision for their property is one of little change, a conservation easement can be a useful tool. San Isabel Land Protection Trust doesn’t tell landowners how to manage their land, but focuses on the big picture by preventing subdivision, inappropriate industry and the sale of agricultural water rights.

Steps to creating a conservation easement

  • “Because San Isabel is pro-agriculture, we were able to work closely with them to craft the contract we felt comfortable with. It allows us to capture revenue off the land while still living on it and maintaining full autonomy of ownership.”

    – Elin Parker Ganschow, Music Meadows Ranch and Sangres Best

San Isabel News & Events

  • Agreement could set pace for revegetation plans
    San Isabel Land Protection Trust, in partnership with the Coaldale Alliance, is working to complete a precedent-setting agreement in the Upper Arkansas River Basin to ensure good stewardship of the… Continue Reading
  • Tell us your story
      There are as many reasons for giving as there are people who give. What connects you to the land? Why is protecting our land, water and wildlife important to…
  • We're hiring – Executive Director
    Join our dynamic and passionate conservation organization and live and work in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado. San Isabel Land Protection Trust is hiring an executive director. Continue Reading

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We have protected more than 40,000 acres with 132 conservation easements

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners – for places that are worth protecting.