THE TRINCHERA BLANCA AND TERCIO FOUNDATIONS, The Moore Charitable Foundation’s Colorado affiliates, are committed to protecting and improving the land, habitat and quality of life in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and surrounding regions.
The Foundations have a long and established history of supporting numerous land conservation initiatives in southern Colorado, with a specific focus on the preservation of large open space and the protection of land in perpetuity through conservation easements. Both Foundations also actively support many other educational and community organizations in the region. From championing important conservation corridors that connect landscapes and prevent fragmentation to conducting forest management trainings with U.S. Forest Service staff, to providing college scholarships for local students, The Trinchera Blanca and Tercio Foundations are proud community partners and are among the largest philanthropic partners in the region.
Below are more details on the support Louis Bacon has provided to Southern Colorado.
Preserving Open Space and Wildlife Management
The preservation of open lands and undisturbed wilderness to protect Colorado’s natural heritage, identity and wildlife species is a major focus of The Foundations’ partnerships in this region. From private forests to public places, ranches, grasslands, farms and other undeveloped lands – The Trinchera and Tercio Foundations work with organizations such as Colorado Open Lands that are dedicated to open spaces and the management of dependent wildlife species and habitats. This works in conjunction to the state’s preservation efforts, natural resource management, populations and new development growth, and the promotion of the public benefits of open space.
Land Trusts and Conservation Easements
The Foundations provide support to land trusts to help conserve thousands of acres of open space in Colorado, specifically through conservation easements and the creation of wildlife and conservation corridors – connected areas of undisturbed wilderness. Partnering with groups such as Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, The Foundations strive toward uniting Colorado’s conservation community, providing the skills and tools necessary for advocates and landowners to enact meaningful change.