Shaping the Future

In June of this year, I accepted the position as Board President of San Isabel Land Protection Trust. I am honored to work with a group of talented individuals and consider myself very fortunate to have this opportunity to be part of furthering Colorado land and water conservation. I would like to extend a special thanks to our board members, staff, members and volunteers, for their hard work and commitment over the last 20 years.





As we look toward the next 20 years, landowners and community members in our service area of Custer, Fremont, Western Pueblo and Huerfano Counties will shape the future of the region. Through the years, mining has come and gone, land development has come and gone (and is back again), but agriculture and the ecological and scenic values that it fosters has remained. By holding conservation easements, supporting our community, and providing stewardship services to landowners, San Isabel, with the help of its members, has the opportunity to protect the future of Colorado agriculture and the natural resources that are an essential to the scenic beauty of this place.


In 2009, my family, which traces its roots in the Wet Mountain Valley back to the 1870’s, placed a conservation easement on 750-acres which is held by San Isabel Land Protection Trust. We formed a partnership with San Isabel to ensure that our ranch would remain intact with the water tied to the land, as it has for the last 145 years. You have the opportunity to shape the future of Colorado as well. Please consider giving to San Isabel this Holiday season. With Colorado facing a huge increase in population over the next decade, the time is now to help protect land, water, and wildlife.

I look forward to our next 20 years.

Larry Vickerman ~ Board President


Kristie Nackord

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We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.