Winter in the High Country

This is what our growing season looks like on the winter range. The ranchlands of the Gunnison Basin provide much more than just beautiful scenery. These cows will be raised on the high mountain meadows of our valley and produce millions of pounds of food for a growing population. The protection of these working landscapes also means water is attached to the land forever, and wildlife habitat is protected from fragmentation and degradation. From this winter season to the next, the landscapes we preserve will benefit us all.

We need your help.  

Consider a tax-deductible donation to conserve ranchlands and preserve ranching in the Gunnison valley.  


Conserve Ranchlands

Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy exists to serve landowners in the conservation easement process.  A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, GRCL acts as an intermediary for conservation-minded landowners. Services offered by GRCL include:

  • helping landowners assess their needs and future plans.

  • finding an appropriate land trust.

  • obtaining funding to pay for conservation easements.

  • completing legal and technical aspects of the transaction.

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Preserve Ranching

Gunnison Valley Ranching is an outreach program that aims to support the preservation of ranching as a viable agricultural industry in the Gunnison Country.  
Through unbiased, factual information of the highest quality, we want to incorporate ranchland preservation and the business of ranching into larger community conversations, policies and endeavors.

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