GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT News)-- Four area land trusts on the Western Slope have joined together to help spread the word about land conservation. The four groups include Colorado West Land Trust, Montezuma, La Plata and Crested Butte.
Colorado West Land Trust is based here in Grand Junction.
Over the past year they have been working to partner with other Western Slope land trusts. They are all working together to preserve the natural landscapes in our region. The four organizations have conserved almost 200,000 acres of land in western Colorado.
"This is some of the most important habitat in our region. It's some of the most beautiful places, its some of the most productive farm lands. Place like Palisade that produce the wonderful fruit that we're blessed with," says Executive Director for Colorado West Land Trust, Rob Bleiberg.
Colorado West Land Trust serves six counties in total. But now with the partnership with the three other land trusts they will cover the southwest quadrant of the state.