Colorado Open Lands

A nonprofit organization

Colorado Open Lands' mission is to permanently protect our most critical lands and waterways while we still have the chance. By investing now, we can ensure that the best of Colorado today, remains permanently for the future.


"Putting our land under a Conservation Easement with Colorado Open Lands has fulfilled our goal of saving a small piece of paradise for others to enjoy in the future. Working with COL was a delight! Every question answered... every detail handled...easily and smoothly. We are grateful and honored to have worked with Colorado Open Lands and to join others who have made the choice to preserve their land under a conservation easement."

— Deb Lathrop, Moon Mountain Ranch

"[Our conservation easement] ensures the survival of this Ranch for future generations in these trying economic times. We see this project as adding to the sustainability of our cattle business and our children's ability to inherit the ranch. It is also another example of diverse groups working together to achieve a common goal of conservation."

— Steve Wooten, Beatty Canyon Ranch

"The preservation of open lands and uncluttered vistas is an important balance to advancing development. We value highly the work of Colorado Open Lands in this pursuit. It is a pleasure to provide financial support for your worthy efforts."

— Chuck & Luanne Hazelrigg, donors since 1998


To preserve the significant open lands and natural heritage of Colorado through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation techniques and strategic leadership.

Background Statement

Colorado Open Lands is one of the nation's most respected nonprofit land trusts. Our commitment is to strategically conserve the state's open lands forever through creative conservation techniques and statewide conservation leadership.

Formed in 1981, Colorado Open Lands has worked cooperatively with all types of landowners to conserve over 650,000 acres of Colorado - that's an aggregate area larger than all of Summit County!

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Open Lands

other names

COL, Legacy Land Trust

Year Established


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1546 Cole Blvd. Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80401

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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