In 2003, we protected the 1,500-acre Dillon Pinnacles property in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Gunnison County, along with tremendous support from the National Park Service. Situated above the Blue Mesa Reservoir and adjoining the Gunnison National Forest, the lands provide a scenic backdrop for the Curecanti National Recreation Area, home to bighorn sheep, elk and the threatened Gunnison sage grouse. 

In order to preserve the experience for visitors, the Fund secured a permanent land protection agreement with the Sanburg family on their 2,200-acre ranch adjoining the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Protection of Sanburg Ranch helped paved the way for elevation of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison from National Monument to National Park status in 1999.  

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Our Work with the Bureau of Land Management
Our With with the National Park Service