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

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

1% Business Fall Sign Up Season Open

Become a participating 1% for Open Space business! The official Fall Sign Up Season for 1% for Open Space is open through December 15! These slower days of fall are the perfect time for local businesses to sign up for 1% for Open Space. Since 1997, 1% has collected over 2.3 million … Read more

Use tools like binoculars to see wildlife and scenery up close without scaring animals or trampling plants

Low Impact Travel Techniques

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 millions of visitors on our wildlands … Read more

Science at work on the North Pole Basin Property. 158 acres permanently preserved in 2013 with help from 1% for Open Space funds.

Wildflowers & Science Extravaganza! An Educational Hike with 1% for Open Space and Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Join 1% for Open Space executive director Molly Murfee and Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory scientists on an educational hike in the wildflowers in "Wildflowers & Science Extravaganza!” Saturday, August 15, both from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discover what world class scientists at the Rocky … Read more