Colorado, From One Generation to the Next

The heart and soul of the American West originates on the land. Generations of knowledge, values and beliefs are kept alive on Colorado's farms and ranches. Preserving this heritage is important for everyone's future, but it is especially important to the families who trust us with their legacy. Since 1995, the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust has helped to conserve more than 450,000 acres of Colorado land. Learn more.


Colorado’s future depends on the land and the families who maintain it.


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Our Success

We are working with landowners across the state to protect the Colorado way of life for future generations.

We Need Your Help

CCALT is proud to announce our Forever Colorado initiative. Colorado’s clean air, pure waters and healthy lifestyle depend on the conservation and stewardship of our state's remaining rural lands. Our goal is to raise $5 million so we can continue working with private landowners to protect Colorado's heritage and way of life.

  • $5,000,000 Needed
  • $2,097,031 Raised
Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.
— Aldo Leopold
© Allen Birnbach

Recent Stories

North Park

Jackson County
North Park is a spectacular high mountain valley tucked against the Wyoming border in northwest Colorado. The basin is known for exquisite mountain views and long, tough winters....

Cross Mountain Ranch

Moffat County
In late December 2014, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) worked with multiple partners to protect 16,000 acres of key sage grouse habitat on the Cross...

Cross L Ranch

Rio Blanco County
The Cross L Ranch is located on the historic site of the Meeker Massacre, including the spot where Nathanial Meeker fell from a single gunshot, sparking the battle between U.S....


Acres conserved in perpetuity


in the nation in total acres conserved by a statewide or regional land trust


Families partnered with CCALT

Featured Event

Colorado Gives Day 2015
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the fifth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Donations are accepted through

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This is a pivotal time for Colorado. Dramatic changes sweeping across the state are putting our vital agricultural lands, wild open spaces and rugged natural beauty at risk. Preserving Colorado's heritage starts with taking care of our land. Help us keep the Colorado way of life alive for future generations!