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
* land is reduced in
value for estate tax
* local residents and
visitors are assured
that beautiful open
spaces will not be
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.
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!