San Isabel Land Protection Trust is dedicated to protecting ranch, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitat, open space for scenic beauty and historic resources.
San Isabel Land Protection Trust works to ensure that our region forever remains a beautiful, wild and working landscape with a strong agricultural foundation and vibrant, healthy communities.
We help landowners protect and steward agricultural and forest lands, water resources, wildlife habitat and scenic open spaces through a variety of tools including land health projects, hands-on educational events, and conservation easements.
San Isabel takes the long view. Colorado’s population will reach 8.5 million by 2050. We encourage development that safeguards our natural resources and heritage and that does not undermine the natural beauty that brought many of us here.
Toward that end, we help landowners secure conservation easements that permanently protect their land for public benefits, such as agricultural open space or scenic, natural habitat. Each easement is tailored to the landowner’s needs. In most, landowners cede potential subdivision rights while retaining full flexibility for land management and transfers.
In Custer County, San Isabel holds 80 easements protecting 27,746 acres. Scenic vistas and wildlife you enjoy from your home, the ranching heritage we all revel in, and the ability to limit developments that risk our water resources and way of life are all results of this work.