Colorado Open Lands

Colorado Open Lands (COL), a statewide land trust, is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving open lands and natural heritage of Colorado through voluntary partnerships with private landowners, the business community, federal, state and local government agencies, and other conservation organizations. Since 1981, Colorado Open Lands has permanently protected more than 378,000 acres of open land throughout the state, defending both the open space landscapes and cultural heritage of farmers, ranchers, and sportsmen as guardians of the land that make Colorado unique.

Colorado Open Land facts:

  • COL has protected over 378,000 acres with conservation easements.
  • For every $1,000 raised, COL can protect $10,000 worth of land – a factor of 10.
  • COL has protected land in 40 counties across Colorado – including:
    • Productive agricultural land
    • Threatened viewsheds
    • Community buffers
    • Vital watersheds
    • Critical wildlife habitat
  • In just the past five years, COL has raised more than $14.3 million in grant funding for conservation projects.
  • 72% of the land COL holds easements on safeguards agricultural conservation values.

Louis Bacon and The Trinchera Blanca Foundation are proud to support Colorado Open Lands. Learn more here.