Trust for Public Land
The Land Trust has partnered with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) for decades, including the acquisition of the Kochevar family lands. “We are thrilled to see the Kochevar open space permanently protected and open to the public. Closing this third phase puts a nice bow on a monumental conservation story dating back to the early 1900s when the Kochevar family first came to Crested Butte”, said Justin Spring with the Trust for Public Land. In addition to helping conserve working farms, ranches, and forests, TPL creates close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 85% of Americans live.