makes it all

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.


We are committed to protecting land and water for the well-being of nature and people.

To achieve our mission, our work is focused on four conservation priorities:

Land for People

Celebrating and connecting people to land and nature through the conservation of parks and open spaces—and bringing green spaces to our urban centers. 

Land for Food

Strengthening rural communities and economies by protecting local farms and ranches, and connecting urban dwellers to essential local food systems. 

Land for Nature

Safeguarding the health and resiliency of landscapes that support wildlife, biodiversity, waterways, and wetlands. 

Water for Life

Advancing large-scale water initiatives that balance the competing needs of water in the West and prioritize community needs and goals. 

Explore & Discover

Learn more about our work, conservation news and events by signing up for our newsletter and get a free download of our Field Guide to 20 of our protected parks and open spaces.

“ 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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