Public Lands and Open Space

Feb 13th, 2018

As soon as you step foot onto Bluestem Prairie Open Space you feel like an interloper- a cacophony of sharp barks fill the air. Focus your eyes on the vast open area spread out in front of you and you will see tiny heads poking out from mounds in the ground, prairie dogs.

Jan 2nd, 2018

Land across Colorado is disappearing at an alarming rate. There is an urgent need to protect land today as population growth and population shifts are already happening. Want to be part of the solution? Here are the most effective ways to protect what makes Colorado, Colorado

Jul 5th, 2017

The second of four BioBlitz events is coming up July 14th and 15th at Corral Bluffs. 

Jun 16th, 2017

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.

Jun 7th, 2017
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.
May 16th, 2017
Colorado is the first state in the nation to have an entire day dedicated to recognizing and enjoying our public lands! This year, May 20th is our opportunity to celebrate the beauty and significance of Colorado’s wide-open, accessible, scenic views and recreation areas. 
Mar 1st, 2017
Palmer Land Trust has preserved nearly 1,200 acres of the Upper Bear Creek Watershed, also known as Jones Park Open Space, in partnership with El Paso County.
Sep 9th, 2016

Palmer Land Trust has partnered with the City of Manitou Springs to protect a 33-acre parcel of public land.

Jun 27th, 2016

Laurel is making tremendous headway on the monitoring projects assigned to her and finding some time to reflect on her fellowship. Catch up here.