Our vision is a community united around land as essential to our identity, economy, and quality of life.
Our mission is to protect southern Colorado's lands for present and future generations.
Open spaces like Ute Valley Open Space, Red Rock Canyon, Stratton Open Space and Bear Creek Park provide recreational opportunities for city residents and tourists alike. Palmer Land Trust’s work to preserve public open spaces ensures a quality of life that residents and local businesses value. Our efforts also support tourism, which is one of the region’s leading economic sectors.
Our signature landscapes define not just a community, but an entire region. They form our collective identity as Coloradans. As core community assets, they are the very heart and soul of our region. This is why Palmer Land Trust is working to ensure that these properties and the scenic viewsheds surrounding them remain protected forever.
Palmer Land Trust’s agriculture effort has two core focuses: preserving working farms and their water resources; and preserving large-scale working ranches. This multi-faceted effort is based on the premise that by using conservation as a tool for maintaining a strong agricultural base, native prairie is left intact, regional water resources are preserved, and resilient rural communities are sustained.
So often in my day to day life as a student I neglect to leave the Colorado College campus, let alone the city boundaries. So it is always exciting to me when I get to venture outside of “Olympic City USA” and explore.
What is BioBlitz? It is an opportunity to hear from experts and learn more about the parks and open spaces you love! Our own Amber Shanklin will be part of the team leading surveys and talking about our favorite landscapes.