Not so long ago, our nation’s profound connections to the land were obvious. These ties may be less apparent now, but they are no less real. Vital needs such as fresh food and clean water still depend on the land. And that is only the beginning.
Our Future Depends on the Land
More than 80% of Colorado’s private lands are owned by farming and ranching families who are committed to stewardship and conservation. Carrying on this legacy so the land continues to thrive for future generations is the essence of conservation.
Colorado’s population is expected to grow by more than two million people over the next 20 years, putting millions of acres at risk of development. Stewardship of our agricultural lands has never been more important. CCALT is the only land trust in Colorado dedicated exclusively to conserving these working lands.
3 ACRES PER MINUTE
According to the American Farmland Trust, we lose 175 acres of farmland every hour in America—that’s 3 acres per minute.