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 how much … Read more

Recent Projects

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

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

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

1% Business Spring Sign Up Season Open

Become a participating 1% for Open Space business! The official Spring Sign Up Season for 1% for Open Space is open May 15 through June 16! These slower days of spring and new beginnings are the perfect time for local businesses to sign up for 1% for Open Space. Since 1997, 1% has … Read more

Wild & Scenic Film Festival June 7 & 8!

Come get inspired! 1% for Open Space hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival June 7 and 8 with a full evening of carefully selected short films targeted specifically for Gunnison County audiences. Travel the world’s mountains, rivers, jungles and plains through the lens of independent filmmakers … Read more

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 millions of … Read more