Yampa Valley Land Trust

"Open lands forever - together." Since 1992, YVLT has worked to conserve open lands across Northwest CO. YVLT's conservation projects protect scenic vistas, productive agricultural lands, recreation areas, forests, rivers and watersheds, wildlife habitat, and other important open land resources.

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Yampa Valley Land Trust Inc​​​​​​​
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1201 Lincoln Ave.
PO Box 773014
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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Mission Statement

Yampa Valley Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of open, scenic, agricultural and recreational lands, including their natural habitats, to the benefit of Northwest Colorado communities for current and future generations.

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With over 56,130 acres permanently protected by YVLT, all you need to do is look out the window and you will see firsthand why people fall in love with Northwest Colorado.

For many, it's the snow-capped peaks, the hay bales resting in emerald green meadows, and the wide open landscapes that fade into the distant horizon. For others, it's the sensation of casting a line into pristine trout-filled rivers, the chorus of elk herds bugling at dawn, the quiet solitude of hiking in the mountains, or witnessing the explosion of color that blankets our aspen-covered hillsides every fall.

Regardless of how you connect with the incredible open landscapes that define the Yampa River Valley, this area drew you here for a reason. Yampa Valley Land Trust has dedicated over a quarter-century to preserving all of these tangible and intangible elements - the pieces that collectively make Northwest Colorado such a special place.

Every one of YVLT's 76 conservation easement projects is directly attributable to donors like YOU. Fueled by your support, our work protects scenic views, productive agricultural lands, unfragmented wildlife habitat, rivers and water resources, forests, and critically important open lands in Northwest Colorado. YVLT also works to provide new opportunities for outdoor recreation, including river access points and trail networks such as Emerald Mountain Park in Steamboat Springs.

While we have made significant strides forward together, YVLT still has much work to do in order preserve the character and sense of place we enjoy today in the Yampa River Valley. We can't do it without you. Will you join us in leaving a conservation legacy in Northwest Colorado?


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