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land for life

Protecting why we live here since 1977

Palmer Land Conservancy exists to ensure that everything we love about the Colorado good life — its natural beauty, locally grown food, outdoor recreation — can be enjoyed by everyone now, and for future generations.

Our conservation priorities

We believe southern Colorado’s lands are essential to our identity, economy and quality of life. To achieve our mission to protect these lands forever, our work is focused on these three areas:

Outdoor recreation

Protecting where we live and play

Local food & water

Maintaining working farms and ranches

Iconic views

Preserving Colorado's scenic landscapes

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“ Show me a healthy community with a strong economy, and I’ll show you a community that ensures their natural resources—land, nature, water, open spaces—exist for everyone.” 

Southern Colorado resident
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Learn more about our work. Download our Field Guide to explore our protected parks and open spaces, or discover the best locally produced food in our Food Resource Guide.