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Record Crowd Attends MLT Annual Picnic

Nearly 300 guests attended the 2016 Annual Picnic at Al Ruckman’s beautiful conserved peach farm on East Orchard...

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Annual Picnic Sunday May 22nd

If you RSVP's for the Annual Picnic and didn't receive directions  please email mary@mesalandtrust.org  The Picni...

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Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Inspire Partnership!

Find out more about Project RIO (Recreation inspired by the Outdoors), a GOCO funded effort to get Orchard Mesa and...

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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.