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Enhancing Three Sisters City Park Lands with Reclamation Project

  Above, Hilltop's David Livingston meets with CMU's Professor Tamara Minnick to discuss how to address ero...

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Video Depicts Ranch Life In Unaweep Canyon

Jessie and Beeman Casto married in 1952 and worked the land together on the on the property where Beeman grew up. ¬...

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Read our 35th Anniversary Publication!


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Mesa Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization founded 35 years ago with the understanding that the natural lands that surround us are a precious resource for our community; that the farms & ranches, the wildlife habitat, the scenic natural areas, define this place we call home; that these lands contribute immeasurably to our quality of life.

We also understand the connection between a healthy landscape and a more diversified, resilient economy.  We see that conserved lands support farming and ranching activities that bring in millions of dollars. We know that trail-based recreation, wildlife and wine country underpin our growing tourism economy.  We understand that in a mobile world where many skilled workers and business owners can live almost anywhere, quality of life itself becomes a critical economic driver.

Mesa Land Trust’s mission is simple: to protect agricultural land, wildlife habitat and open space in Mesa County.

We are the only local private land trust in Mesa County qualified to hold conservation easements. We currently protect over 64,000 acres.