It takes a community to save a farm

In 2017, Colorado Open Lands took attendees of Land Trust Alliance's Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference on a field trip north of Denver to tour a local foods co-operative. Four years later, we've finalized our first conservation easement with Poudre Valley Community Farms.

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Photo courtesy of Colorado Open Lands
April 21, 2021
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Still time to learn about climate issues

It's been mentioned before, but it still rings true: Land trusts are well positioned to lead in mitigating the impacts of climate change and helping their communities adapt.

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Image by Rob D from Pixabay
April 19, 2021
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Why federal funding for conservation matters

Saving the places people need and love requires more than hard work. It also requires funding. Just as it took the Chicago Bulls the winning combination of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to bring home six NBA championships, land trusts need both funding and hard work to get conservation done. And you can play a helpful role.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 15, 2021
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Volunteer opportunities for conservation

Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to meet new people, visit beautiful places and give back to your community.

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Volunteers may do everything from picking up trash to assisting with native plantings. / Photo of Piedmont Environmental Council staff by by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 13, 2021
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Voluntary Private Land Conservation 101

Whether you're new to the world of voluntary private land conservation or looking for a refresh, read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about land trusts.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
April 05, 2021
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Tips for managing government funds

How is government funding like a used couch? Knowing where your funding has been before it arrives at your land trust is key to avoiding unpleasant problems.

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Cape Flattery / Photo by Kay Sohl
March 31, 2021
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Celebrate Earth Month with us!

In the buildup to Earth Day on April 22, people around the country will contemplate their role in fighting seemingly daunting environmental challenges, including climate change, the extinction crisis, habitat fragmentation and environmental injustice.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Imageworks
March 30, 2021
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Learning more about climate issues

We all have a role to play in addressing the climate crisis and the inequities that can hamper the ability of our communities and our lands to recover from such trauma.

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
March 29, 2021
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Grants to support climate actions

Land trusts are increasingly thinking about climate change — and how they can be part of the solution.

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Image by athree23 from Pixabay
March 10, 2021
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