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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

Congress Passes Tax Incentives for Conservation

Congress has passed legislation that makes permanent the federal tax incentives for land conservation, after years of effort to make this happen by LTUA and other members of the national Land Trust Alliance. The legislation makes several tax incentives permanent including the Conservation Easement Incentive.

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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.

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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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Thank You to a Major Supporter

At the end of 2015, the Land Trust received an anonymous donation of $10,000! This gift will make a major contribution to our conservation work in Central Colorado. Major cash or non-cash gifts can make all the difference in protecting important land. To find out more call the Land Trust at 719-539-7700.

Support the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas

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