Project Updates:

Draft Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan

EVLT is spearheading a planning project to identify the types of land that should be preserved in the greater Estes Valley. After public events, a survey, and mapping, EVLT released a draft plan for a public comment.

The deadline for providing feedback on the draft plan closed on September 3rd and more than 170 comments were received. Thank you to those that reviewed and commented on the plan.
Comments are being reviewed by the land trust and a final Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan will be adopted by the land trust Board of Directors in November.

Click here to view the draft plan.

The Thumb Open Space

The Estes Valley Land Trust has been working with our partners to strengthen and enhance a few of our existing conservation easements. We are working with the Town of Estes Park, the Access Fund, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and GOCO to better protect the conservation values of open space, wildlife habitat, scenic resources, and outdoor recreation access on the Thumb Open Space. 

To learn more about this project, read the proposal here.

Adopt a Duck for #43 EVLT

The duck race in Estes Park will be held virtually on September 19, 2020, but you can still adopt a duck for a chance to win prizes and support EVLT at the same time! Adopt online at

Stay Updated with our Newsletter

The Estes Valley Land Trust June Newsletter is out – read all about our work and projects and how you can help! Read it here.

Our mission is to protect open space in the Estes Valley.

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Be a Part of Forever









The Estes Valley Land Trust is proud to announce our Perpetuity Fund. With more than 4.5 million visitors coming to Estes Park each year, our open lands, wildlife and quality of life are at risk.

Our goal is to raise $1 million by 2021 so we can continue working with private landowners to protect this beautiful valley. Be a part of forever and donate today.