Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle

What the Land Trust Does

We work on projects that provide a variety of benefits to residents and visitors of Central Colorado, these include:

  • Protecting Natural Resources
  • Maintaining our Ranching Heritage
  • Growing Local Food
  • Sustaining Wildlife Populations
  • Keeping Scenic View Sheds
  • Increasing Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
  • Watershed Protection
  • Restoring Our Lands and Water
  • Preserving Our History
  • Long-term Stewardship
  • Conservation Planning
  • Ranch and Farm Transition Planning
  • Natural Resource and Agricultural Education


Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas
Annual Event and Fundraiser
Join us for the hottest ticket in Central Colorado!
Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Salida SteamPlant Ballroom

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New on the Website

We have added a new section "Conservation Real Estate". On this page we will add properties we hope to find a conservation buyer that would be interested in purchasing the property for their use and putting it under conservation easement. We will also make this page available to any of our landowners that have a conservation easement with us that are selling their properties. Go to Conservation Real Estate »

Common Cents

The Common Cents for Conservation program collects voluntary contributions on the sale receipts of participating businesses. Funds collected from the program help support LTUA’s objectives of protecting important natural, agricultural, scenic, and historical lands in Chaffee, Fremont, Lake and neighboring Counties.

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Living With Beavers

Are you experiencing conflicts with your beaver neighbors? Flooding and blocked ditches can cause frustration, property damage, costly repairs, and lost revenue. But beavers also create important habitat for other mammals, birds, fish, and insects.

November 6, 2014

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Support the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas

We will use your donations for conservation projects and programs in Central Colorado.