Updates for Businesses

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 visitors on our wildlands can have a seriously negative impact on the soil, plants, water and wildlife of the area. These low impact ethics will help you travel responsibly through this beautiful landscape.  Love the Whole Experience Get … Read more

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

Recent Projects

1% Helps Fund Stewardship Efforts

1% for Open Space voted last week to fund $15,000 to Mountain Manners (a program of the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival) and $15,000 to the Crested Butte Conservation Corps (a program of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike … Read more

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

News and Events

Wildflower Hikes with 1% for Open Space

Do more than just identify the wildflowers! Learn, discover, explore and create in 1% for Open Space’s wildflower hike offerings during the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. WILDFLOWERS & SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA!  Discover what scientists at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory are … Read more

Mountain Manners Stewardship Courses

Do you love being in the backcountry but don’t know if you’re “doing it right?” This summer, the local education and stewardship effort, Mountain Manners, is offering a variety of courses based in the Leave No TraceTM tenets to give you the low-down on low-environmental impact travel through wild, … Read more

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 success. … Read more