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 »

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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Tickets are on sale for Chris Daniels & the Kings!

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center for a lively benefit concert with the legendary Colorado funk and blues band. Get online tickets at www.salidasteamplant.com, sales benefit our work in Central Colorado, and we hope to see you there for a great time!

Mark the date!

Our Annual Event and Fundraiser is set for Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. We are thrilled to have a larger venue this year!

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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.