Colorado Open Lands


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Our Latest News:

  • Have you received your copy of our Spring Newsletter? Read it online here, or if you'd rather get a hard copy in the mail, click here!


  • Colorado Open Lands is hiring a Development Associate! For a full job description, including how to apply, click here.


  • Please save the date Cheers for Conservation and the George E. Cranmer Award! More information coming soon.


  • Just one day before the end of 2014, COL permanently protected the Hotchkiss Ranch, 278 acres of stunning open space largely surrounded by Gunnison National Forest lands, located 16 miles northeast of Paonia. The property provides scenic views from public roads and lands, and protects important wildlife habitat, including Canada lynx and northern leopard frog, as well as elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain lion. This project was completed in partnership with Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy. Photo by Dawn Reeder.

  • Please join us in welcoming our newest Future Conservation Leaders Fellow! Stephanie Rohdy comes to us from Bend, Oregon, and has served at the Deschutes Land Trust, Trust for Public Land, the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and Crater Lake National Park. She will be working from the COL headquarters on land protection and stewardship. We are deeply grateful to the Argosy Foundation and the Heider Family Foundation for funding this fellowship position.

  • A recent project closing permanently protects 197 acres of grazing land and wildlife habitat, including Gunnison Sage-grouse habitat. This property is enjoyed by the public as it is visible from adjacent public lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. This property was protected with a partnership between Colorado Open Lands, Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy and Gunnison Valley Land Preservation Board. Photo by Dawn Reeder.