Updates for Businesses

Need Supplies?

As you gear up for our busy "on" seasons, be sure to let Molly know if you need any new signs, Employee Fact Sheet, remittance envelopes or other such materials.   … Read more

Tell the World You Love 1%!

Remember to include the 1% for Open Space logo on your own website, ads and other media materials. Contact Molly if you need the logo or desire specific wording to brag about all you're doing to preserve open space in Gunnison County. … Read more

Be EnergyWise

1% for Open Space is proud to be one of the Office for Resource Efficiency’s EnergyWise Business program participants.  We believe that when you’re an organization whose sole mission is to preserve open space land, you better make sure you’re doing nothing to harm that land either.  We want to run a business that causes the least amount of impact on the planet as possible. Our experience with EnergyWise has been AMAZING!  We’ve performed a myriad of energy efficient upgrades and eagerly anticipate our year anniversary to see just … Read more

Recent Projects


1% Pledges to Snodgrass Land Preservation Project

1% for Open Space has recently pledged its monetary support to the Crested Butte Land Trust’s Snodgrass project with a grant of $125,000. This land conservation effort will permanently preserve 110 acres on the eastern … Read more

Tomichi Creek at W Mountain Ranch

1% Pledges to Tomichi Creek Restoration Project

1% for Open Space has recently pledged grant monies to Trout Unlimited for their Lower Tomichi Creek Riparian Restoration Project in Gunnison. The project aims to improve riparian health, streambank stability and water … Read more

Gunnison Whitewater Park

1% Pledges Funds to Gunnison Whitewater Park

1% for Open Space has recently pledged grant monies to help fund the reconstruction of damaged whitewater wave features #2 and #3 of the Gunnison Whitewater Park. These funds will be used as a portion of the 10% cash … Read more

News and Events

Lower Loop: 193 acres permanently preserved with the help of 1% for Open Space funds

1% Fall Sign Up Season Open!

   Do you love the open space that surrounds us here in Gunnison County? Trails like the Lupine Trail or Lower Loop? Vistas that surround Paradise Divide? The rural personality and economy of the open pastureland? Amenities like the Gunnison Whitewater Park? Then you should consider … Read more

Rosy Paintbrush at Paradise Divide

Best Blooms of 1% for Open Space

Join 1% for Open Space executive director Molly Murfee for a “Best Blooms of 1% for Open Space” hike through the area’s most prolific wildflower displays of the season on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. How is there so much gorgeous open space in Crested Butte? 1% for Open … Read more

Baxter Gulch

Baxter Gulch Trail Begun

The beginnings of the new Baxter Gulch Trail commenced this summer with a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado funding a group from the Colorado Youth Conservation Corps to begin trailwork. About 10 youth, ages 17—22, built approximately 1/2 mile of the trail.  The trail is at an 8% grade and 24” … Read more