The Land Trust actively preserves over 6,000 acres of land and over 250 miles of singletrack. We work in the Gunnison Valley to protect the things you value most, forever. Use our interactive map to explore all of our conserved properties.
We reached our fundraising goal! We couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for ensuring the Snodgrass Trail remains a community treasure for everyone to enjoy. Numerous individuals, foundations and organizations made this project a reality.
We’re getting our hands dirty—in a fresh and tasty way. The work on our community farm continues. We're looking forward the the day when we can start planting, but first we need to get our homestead renovated and ready to go!
The Land Trust continues to work toward a resolution on the amount of conditional water rights proposed for use by U.S. Energy in their efforts to develop a molybdenum mine on Mt. Emmons, known locally as “Red Lady”.
Sincere thanks to the Kochevar family for their foresight and generosity in saving their lands for future generations. This third and final phase is located just south of Nicholson Lake, near the blue heron rookery. These healthy wetlands provide a real value for our community, as they work 24 hours a day filtering and cleaning water, and are vital in reducing the frequency and intensity of flooding.
For many of us, there could not be a more apt moniker than “paradise” for the upper Slate River Valley. Preservation of this high-alpine land protects our ranching heritage, provides a clean water source for wildlife, maintains our iconic view of Paradise Divide, and offers great public access with the future construction of a single track trail.
Test your sleuthing skills at letterboxing, an intriguing outdoor pursuit combining hiking, artistry, and a bit of detective work to scout out boxes that house stamps. Local artists teamed up to create stamps unique to our beautiful Valley. The letterboxes are hidden on several of the Crested Butte Land Trust’s scenic parcels creating an extraordinary treasure hunt experience.
The North Pole Basin is one step closer to becoming saved for public access and scientific research. On Dec. 11, the Crested Butte Land Trust received a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant, providing $700,000 in lottery funds for the purchase of the property.