Who We Are

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is a nationally accredited 501(c)3 non-profit, non-political conservation organization working with landowners to protect their land and water in Custer, Fremont, Pueblo, and Huerfano Counties. To date, we’ve protected over 40,000 acres, 174 water rights, and approximately 61 miles of stream frontage with 133 conservation easements. Our focus is on protecting working ranches, agricultural and forest lands, water resources, wildlife habitat and scenic open spaces. We also support our community by facilitating parks and trails.

At San Isabel, we respect private property rights and believe that private landowners can be the best stewards of the land. We seek to partner with landowners to exercise their rights for the benefit of land and water conservation.

Our vision since 1995 remains clear: that our region forever remains a beautiful, wild and working landscape with a strong agricultural foundation and a vibrant, healthy community.

  • "My family put 720 acres under conservation easement in 2009. We did it to protect the integrity of the property and to help secure the water rights to the irrigated hay land in perpetuity. In this age of agricultural and economic uncertainty, conservation easements are the thing to do."

    – Larry Vickerman, executive director, Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield