Wet Mountain Valley

Kettle Ranch, ColoradoPhoto credit: Bill Gillette

Located in south-central Colorado, Wet Mountain Valley is one of the state’s last remaining mountain ranching communities. Since 2000, The Trust for Public Land s spearheaded an ambitious and collaborative effort to preserve the Valley's beauty and way of life.

Working with the local ranchers and a variety of public and private partners we have been able to protect more than 10,000 acres of this classic western landscape with conservation easements. Our work has allowed these ranches to remain intact, ensuring that today’s ranching families can continue to earn a living on the land—and so can their grandkids.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.