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Nature Endures and So Will We

Despite the challenges of this unprecedented time, at Palmer Land Trust we continue to work every day to ensure you have continued access to protected public parks and open spaces, and fresh, local food. One thing is certain: the important work of conservation must continue. If you rely on the outdoors and nature during these challenging times, please consider making a special donation today to Palmer Land Trust. 

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The power of conservation and community is not to be underestimated.

Increasingly, people are turning to our public parks, open spaces, and trails for their health and well-being - both physical and mental. They are coming home to their gardens, their backyards, and each other. Nature offers respite.
In this uncharted journey, we are also reminded now more than ever, that secure local food systems are imperative. Farm and ranchland protection, the work of Palmer Land Trust, is a critical piece of the food security puzzle. Conservation makes it possible.
Colorado’s landscape and people are resilient. Together, through drought, wildfire, and floods, we have consistently recovered, adapted, and evolved.
While we know there is much more to come with COVID-19, nature endures and so will we.


Join Palmer Land Trust today

Our vision is a community united around land as essential to our identity, economy, and quality of life. 

Palmer By the Numbers acres preserved 135,859
Palmer By the Numbers public parks and openspaces protected forever 20
Palmer By the Numbers largest land trust in USAbased on acreage under conservation easements 18 th

Our mission is to protect southern Colorado's lands for present and future generations.

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It's Why We Live Here

Southern Colorado is home to world-class outdoor recreation, majestic views, and robust working farms and ranches.

Alongside private and public partners, we ensure that the Colorado we enjoy today is available to future generations. 


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Why I Give

Why I Give - Dick Harwood

Two of the things I love most about the Pikes Peak Region are its natural beauty and all the outdoor recreational opportunities it affords in our very backyard. I never tire of hiking places like Red Rock Canyon, Ute Valley Park and Section 16, or enjoying the spectacular and almost unobstructed mountain vistas as I drive up Ute Pass and circle Pikes Peak on the Gold Belt Byway.
If it weren’t for the preservation work of Palmer Land Trust, areas like these would be developed and lost forever to future generations. That’s why I think it’s so important to support this crucial organization in any way I can.

Dick Harwood

Why I Give - Winn Jewett - Oxbow Labs

Oxbow Labs Team

As a small business owner, it can be challenging to find and attract incredible employees. The most important quality that this region offers is outdoor recreation. The work that Palmer Land Trust is critical to ensuring that the qualities that make Colorado unique are maintained, not just for the short term, but forever. Today, PLT's steadfast commitment to land conservation has never been more important. Our lands, open spaces, and outdoor recreation are critical to the success of small businesses like Oxbow Labs. This is why I give.

Winn Jewett - Oxbow Labs

Why I Give - [node:field-wig-name]

Even though we are planting our spring garden and doing yard chores, the ability to go to beautiful, open spaces to breathe in the outdoor air and be inspired by the Peak soaring above, into the sky, gives me a sense of calm and peace, a reassurance that there is always hope so long as we keep up our connection to the natural things that last.

- Survey Respondent

Why I Give - Matt Niznik (and little Owen)

Palmer Land Trust protects the lands and communities that make Southern Colorado special. From the trails I hike to the local produce I eat, Palmer Land Trust guarantees that these valuable assets will continue to define Colorado for my children and future generations.

Matt Niznik (and little Owen)

Why I Give - [node:field-wig-name]

In the beginning and in the end - it is about the sun, moon, water, land, skies, birds, forests and all living things. To be able to know there are spaces that are respected and protected grounds me and gives me nourishment to live a respectful life of mutual reciprocity.

- Survey Respondent

Why I Give - Patti Freudenburg

Having both grown up in wild, open, wonderful places (on Guam for Tony, in Nebraska for Patti) with plenty of room for exploration, it is natural that we want to do what we can to provide similar opportunities for future generations here. Whether it is preserving contiguous wildlife corridors or protecting farm and ranch land in the Lower Arkansas Valley, we are delighted to be a part of the Palmer Land Trust’s ongoing efforts. The accomplishments of PLT benefit us all.

Patti Freudenburg