What We Do

Working ranches, abundant wildlife, and beautiful wide-open spaces might seem to be timeless elements of the Colorado landscape, but the state continues to witness increasing development pressures, particularly over water resources. While growth has benefits, the costs to the San Isabel region are significant, particularly through the sub-division and drying up of productive irrigated agricultural lands. Agriculture and tourism are two of Colorado’s most important economic sectors, and both depend on a healthy, intact and beautiful landscape. San Isabel Land Protection Trust works with and helps landowners protect these important ranches, farms and forest lands, wildlife habitat, and scenic views. 

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Map of conservation easements for Custer, Fremont, Pueblo and Huerfano Counties.

Over 40,000 acres protected. Help us do more.

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

  • "My family put 720 acres under conservation easement in 2009. We did it to protect the integrity of the property and to help secure the water rights to the irrigated hay land in perpetuity. In this age of agricultural and economic uncertainty, conservation easements are the thing to do."

    - Larry Vickerman, Executive Director, Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield