About Palmer Land Trust

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Apr 17th, 2018
“It’d be better if we considered drought the norm with periods of wet spells, not the other way around.” - Matt Heimerich, Farmer and Palmer Lower Arkansas Valley Conservation Director
Apr 11th, 2018

Candice merges her love for the open spaces of southern Colorado with her professional experience as a legal editor in the position of Director of Land Stewardship.

Apr 10th, 2018
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) makes it possible for families to have direct access to fresh, local, and seasonal produce. It is also a great way to get to know the farmers that make their living growing local food.
Apr 10th, 2018
Toward the end of each of my podcast episodes, I ask guests if they’d like to make a request of the listeners, impart words of wisdom, or offer advice. Because the podcast revolves around the landscapes and people of the American West, almost every guest provides sage guidance that, if followed, would surely make the West an even better place-- conservation, open-mindedness, curiosity, and a general respect for the land and our neighbors are common themes.
Apr 10th, 2018
I have warm childhood memories of sitting in the back of my parent’s car heading west on highway 50 to Grandma’s house in Colorado Springs. My dad would turn from the front seat - the sunset spinning beams from the steering wheel - to ask: “Should we stop for some melons?” 
Apr 10th, 2018
In Norway, you can walk nearly anywhere you want. Outdoor recreation has become a major part of the national identity in the country and is even established by law. You are free to enjoy the great outdoors and breathe in as much of the fresh air as you want, as long as you pick up your trash and show respect for nature.
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.

Feb 5th, 2018

Colorado Springs, CO – Nominations are now open for the ninth annual Southern Colorado Conservation Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that are dedicated to stewardship, education, and innovation in conservation impacting southern Colorado.

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Jan 17th, 2018

Palmer's own Erica Oakley-Courage will be speaking at this year's Nonprofit Day Conference hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

Jan 12th, 2018

In the face of unprecendented population growth locally, the Conservation Leadership project will be providing an opportunity for Millennials and Gen-Xers to become the influencers that will protect and grow local access to the outdoors, and engage in land conservation challenges regionally. 

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

Dec 12th, 2017

There are three key elements to understand about water in Colorado: