In 1977, a group of concerned and passionate Colorado Springs residents banded together to form the William J. Palmer Parks Foundation in order to establish and protect public open spaces and parks in the Front Range. Today, Palmer Land Trust is one of the fifteen largest land trusts in the country based upon conserved acreage easement holdings (there are approximately 1,700 land trusts in the United States), and it is one of the country’s first 100 nationally accredited land trusts.
Our mission is to protect Southern Colorado's lands for present and future generations. Since our grassroots beginning in 1977, we have protected 105,000 acres of working farms and ranches, signature landscapes and scenic corridors, and public recreation open spaces in a 10-county region.
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.