Colorado West Land Trust

A nonprofit organization

Your support will help preserve the productive agricultural lands, important wildlife habitat, scenic natural landscapes, and recreational lands for our enjoyment today and for future generations.  With your generous donation, you can join us in safeguarding the land we love for future generations. As a donor, you automatically become a valued member of our community, supporting our vital conservation efforts. Your contribution will impact:

  • Local Food & Agriculture 
  • Wildlife Habitat & Scenic Views 
  • Stewardship of Protected Lands
  • Restoration & Resiliency of Protected Lands
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Lands for Future Generations


To protect and enhance agricultural land, wildlife habitat and scenic lands in western Colorado to benefit the community at large, enrich lives, provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, and ensure our connection to land for generations to come.

Background Statement

Colorado West Land Trust protects and conserves agricultural land, along with its rural heritage, wildlife habitat, recreational areas and scenic lands in western Colorado. With over 131,000 acres conserved in 6 counties (Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel), Colorado West Land Trust seeks to meet both local and regional conservation needs.

As a private, non-profit organization accredited by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, Colorado West Land Trust pursues its mission through land protection, stewardship, outreach and education programs. Through these channels, the organization serves the farming and ranching community, preserves wildlife and riparian habitat, expands land and trails for recreationists, protects views and open space, and helps ensure the availability of locally-sourced food.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado West Land Trust

other names

Mesa Land Trust, Colorado West Land Trust, CWLT

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Large Organization


1006 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501


7 S Townsend Ave
Montrose, CO 81401

Service areas

Mesa County, CO, US

Montrose County, CO, US

Delta County, CO, US

Ouray County, CO, US

San Miguel County, CO, US





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