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.

  • "The Hood Family placed a conservation easement on our ranch because it gave us a chance to preserve the land as undeveloped property while allowing the operation of the ranch to continue to make ranching decisions as we have always done. It also provided funding for the establishment of retirement funds and an investment portfolio providing long term income."

    - Keith Hood, 5th Generation Rancher