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


Changes in Colorado Law Provides Benefit to Landowners Wanting to Protect the Conservation and Agricultural Values of the Their Properties Today, Colorado Senate Bill 206 was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. This new law changes the current Colorado Conservation Easement Tax Credit program by increasing the potential tax credit for landowners.

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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.

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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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Preserving a Sense of Place

The Collegiate Peaks Scenic & Historic Byway includes Highways 285, 291, 50 and 24. The Land Trust recognizes the importance of preserving the byway's vistas, wildlife corridors, historical elements and agricultural lands. Read about our new conservation plan and map, which will direct our future efforts along the Valley's most visible and important roads. read more »

Support the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas

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