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.

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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. Read more »

Get your tickets!

The LTUA 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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Be inspired by film!

The Telluride MountainFilm festival is coming to Salida on Saturday, Oct. 22. This annual LTUA/GARNA fundraiser always entertains! Eleven films, lots of fun!

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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.