Who We Are

Proud Protectors of the

Colorado Good Life

Since 1977, Palmer Land Conservancy has worked with individuals, private and public partners, and various communities to protect land forever including 20 of your favorite public parks and open spaces, important working farms and ranches, and iconic scenic views. We passionately promote the conservation and enjoyment of our region’s most important natural assets that define why we love Colorado: its natural beauty, locally grown food, and outdoor recreation.

It's why we live here

Palmer’s work in conservation throughout southern Colorado spans 44 years. We celebrate all that we’ve been able to protect for today, tomorrow and future generations.

Our promise is forever

Our Vision

A community united around land as essential to our identity, economy and quality of life.

Our Mission

To protect southern Colorado’s lands for present and future generations.

Our conservation priorities

We believe southern Colorado's lands are essential to our identity, economy and quality of life. To achieve our ambitious mission, we focus our work on three areas:

Outdoor Recreation

Southern Colorado is home to world-class outdoor recreation. It's why we live here. Palmer is the proud protector of twenty of your favorite public parks and open spaces throughout the Pikes Peak Region that provides unmatched recreational opportunities and an unrivaled high-quality life.

Local Food & Water

From the famed Pueblo chile, to the sweet Rocky Ford melons, to local beef, the family farms and ranches throughout southern Colorado produce delicious and healthy food. As the Front Range continues to grow at a rapid rate, we must maintain our local agriculture by keeping water on the land to ensure our rural communities, economies, and food supply remain strong. Palmer's farm and ranchland protection work is a critical piece to the food security puzzle.

Iconic Views

Staggering mountains, dramatic red rock formations, rolling grasslands, roaring waterways—southern Colorado is home to some of the most breathtaking and majestic landscapes and views in the world. These landscapes benefit both people and wildlife, and continue to draw so many to the region to live, work and play.

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More than
40 years of impact


136,000 ACRES PRESERVED
18TH LARGEST LAND TRUST IN THE UNITED STATES Based on acreage under conservation easement
100+ LANDOWNER PARTNERS
20 PROTECTED PUBLIC PARKS & OPEN SPACES
19 COLORADO COUNTIES SERVED

People make it possible

Thanks to our members, landowners, private and public partners, and the efforts of our dedicated staff and board, our mission can be achieved.