We have preserved 18,255 acres of ranchlands and continue to make progress toward our goal of protecting 30,000 acres in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area.
What We Do
We work to ensure
that productive agricultural lands remain part of our changing community.
Gunnison Legacy is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization (Gunnison Legacy Fund) based in Gunnison County, CO.  Acting on behalf of landowners in conjunction with established land trusts,  GRCL works with ranching families to protect their lands with conservation easements.
    *     families know their                            land is available for 
           production forever
   *      land is reduced in
           value for estate tax  
   *      permanent
           protection ensures
           wildlife habitat
   *      local residents and
           visitors are assured
           that beautiful open 
           spaces will not be
Questions? Send us an email: hiredhand@gunnisonlegacy.org
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help preserve ranching and ranchlands in the Gunnison Country.
Gunnison Legacy protects 460  acres on Razor Creek
On January 24, the Peterson family added 460 acres of protected hay meadow and grazing land to the 1,180 acres they previously protected.  The Petersons run a cow/calf yearling business and put up hay for their own use and sale, including certified weed-free hay. 
The undeveloped property will also continue to provide habitat for the Gunnison sage grouse.  Visitors can view Peterson’s Razor Creek Ranch from adjacent county roads, including the Doyleville-Cochetopa Cutoff Road.
Colorado Open Lands holds the easement.   Great Outdoors Colorado, the Gunnison Valley Land  Preservation Fund, the Gunnison Sage Grouse Mitigation Fund, the Jim Gebhart Memorial Fund, and private donations financed the project. 
Online donations accepted via PayPal:
To mail a donation:
307 N. Main St, Ste 2A
Gunnison, CO  81230
(970) 641-4386
Thanks for Voting YES for Ballot Issue 1A!!!
81% of  Gunnison County voters  supported renewal of the Gunnison Valley Land Preservation Fund
We appreciate your continuing support for agricultural land conservation!