What We Do:


Protecting the special places in Central Colorado including: agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, scenic viewsheds, wetland and riparian areas, and historic places.

Care For

Improve the health of our natural and agricultural lands focusing on enhancing the quality of our watersheds.


Connecting people to the natural and agricultural world using lands and water protected by LTUA as a way of developing community conservation.

LTUA earns National Land Trust Accreditation

Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas earns National Land Trust Accreditation! The Land Trust joins the ranks of other select land trusts nationwide reaching the highest level of standards for land protection. Read More »

New – Collegiate Peaks Scenic and Historic Byway Conservation Plan and Interactive Map

The Land Trust in partnership with the Byway developed a tool to identify lands with conservation value based on their importance for scenic views, agricultural production, wildlife habitat, proximity to conserved lands, and historic significance.

View the plan and interactive map »

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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LTUA receives nearly $83,000 in GOCO grants!

Funding will help protect property on the South Arkansas and Arkansas rivers and keep conserved lands in agriculture.

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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.