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Great Outdoors Colorado Grant Fuels Conservation Planning

The Rivers, Arroyos, and Ranchland Conservation Project (RAR) is a multi-county, conservation and land protection planning effort. The focus of the effort is the protection of key river and arroyo corridors and adjoining, biologically significant ranchlands. The planning area includes southern Pueblo and western Crowley and Otero counties, as well as portions of eastern Fremont and Custer counties.  The RAR project will focus on distinct geographical areas that have historically been underserved but that have statewide conservation importance  

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) awarded Palmer Land Trust a grant in December of 2009, to support the RAR planning effort.  The GOCO Conservation Excellence Grant Program provides funding to existing organizations for conservation planning, open space assessment, expansion of services in underserved regions, planning for public access and education, and other activities which improve and expand the capacity of the organization to achieve quality land conservation. 

Read more about the RAR planning effort and see a map of the area.