Reserve your spot on our June member hike to Highlands Camp & Retreat Center

Tour our newest conservation easement at Highlands Camp on Wednesday, June 26th. Space is limited to 15 participants and registration is required.

Learn strategies for managing noxious weeds and increasing healthy ground cover at our Plant Symposium on June 12

Registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Plant Symposium, which will be held on June 12 from 9am-noon at the Estes Valley Community Center. A light breakfast will be provided. Registration is required.

Announcing Our 2024 Event Schedule 

Save these dates and join us for all of our great events and activities for the year! Most of our events are for members only. Not a member? Join here to gain access to all of our member events, and receive two free vouchers for our breakfasts (a $40 value) and an invitation to our new member hike in August.

Estes Valley Land Trust Conserves Historic Camp in Allenspark 

The Estes Valley Land Trust secures a new conservation easement!

Learn more about The Highlands Camp and Retreat Center conservation easement by clicking the image below:

Estes Valley Open Space Plan

For more than 30 years, the Estes Valley Land Trust has worked with private landowners and our partners to preserve nearly 10,000 acres of land. Now, for the first time, we have developed the Estes Valley Open Space Plana strategic land conservation plan with a goal to preserve another 5,000 acres in the next 10 years.

Thank you to everyone that came to events, filled out surveys, and submitted feedback to make this plan happen. This plan was created by our community, for our community, to preserve the areas that we value the most. Watch a short video about the final plan here, or click here to read the full plan. 


Our mission is to conserve land throughout the Estes Valley and surrounding areas for current and future generations.

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With more than 4.5 million visitors coming to Estes Park each year, our open lands, wildlife and quality of life are at risk. The Perpetuity Fund is an endowment that would allow the land trust to operate in perpetuity, to continue to support local landowners and conserve open spaces throughout the valley forever. Our ultimate goal is to raise $5 million for the endowment, which would provide sufficient funds to support the land trust year after year. Be a part of forever and donate today.