Native Grasses Project Needs Your Support

Native Grasses are valuable forage for wildlife, scenically beautiful, and essential for supporting soils. And, these grasses need help! 

Many landowners in the Glade Park area are interested in restoring native plants and wildlife habitat on their properties. However, these grasses are challenging to grow on previously disturbed soils and seeds are often difficult to get and expensive to purchase.

The Mesa Land Trust is working ...

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Monument Road

Since 2010, the Mesa Land Trust has conserved almost 200 acres along Monument Road to add public open space to the popular Lunch Loop trail system, create a place for kid and family friendly trails,  protect views along the gateway to Colorado National Monument, and secure land for an off-road path that will connect the Riverfront Trail to the S. Camp paved paths.

Through two major fundraising efforts, the Mesa Land Trust raised $2.3 million to purchase the Three Sisters (130 ...

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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 productive and scenic agricultural landscapes.  With its unique micro-climate, prime soils, and senior Colorado River water rights, the area produces renowned peaches, outstanding wine grapes, and other orchard fruits that are an important economic driver for the region.  The area is an agricultural treasure for the state and is considered to be the best place to grow fruit not just in Colorado, but across ...

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Glade Park Colorado

Glade Park Initiative

The Glade Park Initiative is a long-term working partnership between Mesa Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), an international conservation organization.  The Glade Park area, located about twenty miles southwest of Grand Junction, has been identified by both organizations as a biologically significant priority area.  The two organizations have agreed to combine resources in an organized effort to work closely together towards the realization of a shared vision for permanent protection of the natural and working landscape attributes that ...

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Mesa County Community Separator Project

The Mesa County Community Separator Project is an award-winning, public-private partnership that protects transition areas, or “buffer zones”, between the fast-growing communities of Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade.  Mesa Land Trust coordinates the conservation easement acquisition component of this project, working with project partners Mesa County, Fruita, Grand Junction, and Palisade to protect the high-quality farmland and wildlife habitat that exists in these areas.

The goal of this project is to prevent the Grand Valley from becoming an unbroken stream of ...

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