Fall 2020: Forever Entrusted

The Land and Water Trusts Issue

There are myriad benefits to conservation, but Colorado’s land and water trusts go beyond the obvious to find solutions to some of the state’s biggest water challenges, from agricultural dry-up to diminished streamflows and to aquifer sustainability and beyond. The catch: Private land and water is increasingly ripe for conservation as development risk mounts. Can trusts protect valuable water rights and vast ag lands before they’re lost? View or download a flipbook of the magazine or read articles below.

Private Land for Public Good

November 10, 2020 by Jason Plautz

Partnerships between landowners and land trusts to conserve private land and water rights create benefits for cities, recreationists, wildlife, ecosystems and economies—all partners, and all Coloradans.

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A Trust for Colorado Water
November 17, 2020 by Jason Plautz
While land trusts are now focusing more on water, one group—the Colorado Water Trust—has been restoring water from the start.
Flexibility in Perpetuity
by Kelly Bastone
The conservation community gets creative by building more flexibility into easements—without undermining the permanence that gives them their strength.

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