Colorado

By the Numbers:

201,590 acres saved
  • 34 projects have conserved 84,000 acres of working ranches, river corridors, and outdoor recreation areas through our partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado.
  • A focus on rivers has protected over 85,000 acres within the Colorado, San Juan, Navajo, Gunnison, Arkansas, Rio Grande and South Platte watersheds.

 


Featured Projects: Colorado

Bair Ranch

Bair Ranch

The Conservation Fund is committed to working with ranching families to protect the rugged expanses that support rural economies,...
Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

What makes a community livable? Most agree it’s the quality of transportation options, range of affordable housing choices, potential...
Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

The upper reaches of the Navajo and San Juan Rivers contain some of the wildest land in Colorado, combined...

More Projects: Colorado

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

At the Fund, we believe one of the best reasons to conserve land is to give people access to the outdoors.  In...
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park...
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Rising up from the desert soil and hidden in the canyon walls of the Canyons of the Ancients National...
Greenland Ranch

Greenland Ranch

The oldest operating cattle ranch along Colorado's Front Range is also one of the state’s biggest conservation success stories. The...
I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

Drive along Interstate 25 from Denver to Colorado Springs, and you’ll see some of the West’s most colorful scenery...
Innovative Use of Beetle Kill Wood

Innovative Use of Beetle Kill Wood

Rogue Resources is a 19-year old enterprise based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, that has primarily operated in three lines...
May Ranch

May Ranch

Ranching is a way of life for many families in Colorado. For the May family, their 16,000-acre ranch near...
McElroy Ranch

McElroy Ranch

Colorado boasts a strong legacy of family ranching, still evident today along the Colorado River corridor, from Granby to...
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park more than 100 years ago, protecting historic cliff dwellings and other...
Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

150 years ago, at dawn, in a dry creek bed in southeast Colorado, a troop of nearly 700 Colorado...
Snow Mountain Ranch

Snow Mountain Ranch

Each year, the YMCA of the Rockies’ spectacular Snow Mountain Ranch reconnects thousands of kids with nature through environmental...
South Boulder Creek

South Boulder Creek

Nestled between the 14,000-acre James Peak Wilderness and sprawling rural subdivisions and urban areas in the South Boulder Creek...
Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

The greater sage grouse requires wide open spaces for its survival. In recent years, the sage grouse’s habitat has...