Project Updates:

Estes Valley Open Space Plan

EVLT spearheaded 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. More than 170 comments were received. Thank you to those that reviewed and commented on the plan.

Comments were reviewed by the land trust and the final Open Space Plan was adopted by the land trust Board of Directors in November. 

Read the final Open Space Plan here.

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.

Stay Updated with our Newsletter

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

Sharing Moments of Joy

During the coronavirus crisis, we sent our members a short video to enjoy together. Join us by watching our most recent video here:

Monitoring with Amy

Amy Plummer, volunteer monitor and board member, took us along as she...

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

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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 2022 so we can continue working with private landowners to protect this beautiful valley. Be a part of forever and donate today.