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Unaweep Canyon Ranch Conserved

We are very pleased to announce the conservation of the 780-acre West Creek Ranch in the heart of Unaweep Canyon....

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Great Outdoors Video Features MLT Conservation

Our friends at Great Outdoors Colorado have just announced their new Inspire Initiative, partnering with communitie...

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An Evening with Eliza Gilkyson, July 18th

Join us for an evening with Grammy nominated singer, songwriter Eliza Gilkyson Eliza's "The Nocturne Diaries" wa...

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Mesa Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization founded 33 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.