The Greenlands Reserve is a statewide nonprofit land trust, designed to provide public benefit by preserving open space and encouraging conservation values, including landscapes, scenery, public access, and wildlife habitat. We have created programs to meet conservation needs in three geographic regions; the Arkansas River Valley, the High Plains of eastern Colorado, and the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Preserving Mountains and Forests-Forest health is important to a sustainable mountain landscape. Our mountain areas are under development pressures that compromise water quality, forest diversity, wildlife, and scenic values. Preserving forest and mountain ecosystems is essential for wildlife habitat in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Saving a River - We are preserving a mile-wide, 140 mile long corridor along the Lower Arkansas River to protect this waterway’s natural meandering state, while emphasizing healthy riparian habitat, enhanced public access, scenic views, and agricultural heritage. Growth on the front range area is increasing water demands in the Arkansas Valley and threatening its agricultural heritage.
Protecting a Way-of-Life - We help farmers and ranchers protect Colorado's agricultural heritage. While it is not our role to save the family farm, it is our mission to promote the sustainability of farms and ranches, while preserving rural landscapes for the benefit of all Coloradans.