Our mission is working with you to forever protect and steward open lands for vistas, recreation, wildlife, and ranching, thus contributing to Gunnison County’s unique heritage and quality of life.
Our vision is protecting your way of life. We envision Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley’s quality of life protected and preserved into the future through thoughtful conservation and partnerships. We value our breathtaking valley to peak views, a variety of wildlife, riparian and wetland habitats, an expansive agricultural base, and year-round recreational pursuits. The community values the Crested Butte Land Trust as a vital institution which protects and contributes to the quality of life of our area.
We are a non-political nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works on a voluntary basis with private landowners in Gunnison County. The inspiration for the Crested Butte Land Trust came from local builder and avid environmentalist, Norman Bardeen, who served on its first board of directors.
The Land Trust is a vital asset for the community: our clean waters, scenic vistas, and healthy habitats are valuable to our way of life. In the words of former board member Jackie Ingham, our purpose is “preserving the present for the future.”
The Crested Butte Land Trust is a 501 (C) 3 organization. Our federal tax ID number is 84-1190830. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Land Trust can’t do this work without our partners, and we are grateful for their support. The organizations listed below help us complete many different projects such as building trails, financing conservation easements, raising operational funds, hosting field trips, and so much more. Click each logo to learn more about the Land Trust’s incredible partners.
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