Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle

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


Headwaters Ranch Conservation Easement The Land Trust in partnership with the Trust for Public Land closed on the second phase of the Headwaters Ranch project in Lake County. This second phase protects 200-acres in addition to the 175-acres we protected last year. Read more »


Red Fox ©Mary Cuyler

Red Fox ©Mary Cuyler

Help us raise funds and learn about wildlife conservation with our Nature-a-thon. 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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Wild & Scenic Film Fest sold out

The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association are partnering to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2014 on Thurs., April 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Salida Community Center. The film festival will screen 10 stunning environmental and adventure films. Read more » WSFF-Logo

Support the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas

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