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

Lower Loop Bikers and Hikers

1% for Open Space Provides Seed Money for Mountain Manners

1% for Open Space has recently funded seed money for the inaugural launch of the new community-driven Gunnison Valley stewardship campaign, Mountain Manners. Mountain Manners aims to raise awareness for responsible … Read more

The Trampe Ranch boasts some of the most spectacular viewsheds in the county

1% Pledges to Trampe Ranch Conservation Project

1% for Open Space has recently pledged monetary support to the Trampe Ranch Conservation Project through a joint partnership of the Trust for Public Land and the Nature Conservancy. The 1% grant of $200,000 will … Read more

Snodgrass

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

News and Events

North Pole Basin Extravaganza: Friday, July 22

Wildflowers & Science Extravaganza!

Discover what scientists at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory are studying! RMBL scientists use wildflowers to understand a range of topics, including pollination dynamics, genetics, climate change, and impacts of invasive species. Join RMBL scientists and 1% for Open Space Executive … Read more

Travel on durable surfaces such as trails, roads and rock to avoid crushing plants

Low Impact Travel Techniques

Have some Mountain Manners (And Don’t Love the Wilderness to Death) Low Impact Ethics for Backcountry Travel   Remember while you’re traveling – while this may be just a weekend or a week for you, someone else will fill your traveling shoes when you leave. The cumulative impact of … Read more

1% for Open Space wins the Legacy Award for over 10 years of service from the Crested Butte - Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce

1% Wins Legacy Award

1% for Open Space recently received the Crested Butte – Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Business of the year! We are incredibly proud and honored to receive this award. It is particularly significant to 1% to receive this award from an entity dedicated to business … Read more