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Fruitlands Forever Initiative

The family farms surrounding Palisade in western Colorado’s Grand Valley constitute one of the state’s most pro...

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April 11th, Three Sisters Community Stewardship and Trail Build Day

    We are recruiting volunteers of all ages to help build trail and restore Three Sisters landscapes...

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Three Sisters Park Plan Draft

View the draft of the expanded Three Sisters Park Plan that incorporates the Bookends! To comment through January 3...

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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.