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


The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is submitting its application for national accreditation. As part of the application process any interested stakeholders are invited to submit public comments. National accreditation will help the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas continue to be a strong, effective organization conducting high quality land conservation work in Central Colorado.

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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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Common Cents for Conservation

The Land Trust welcomes Arlie Dale’s Jug Liquors as our newest Common Cents for Conservation partner. Jug Liquors is participates by adding a voluntary 1% at the point of sale for conservation work in Central Colorado. Visit the Common Cents [make this a link to the Common Cents page] page to see all the businesses that participate in this program.

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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.