South Map

Since 1997 1% for Open Space has helped fund the preservation of over 5,000 acres in Gunnison County and leveraged the preservation of an additional 1,000 acres. Through nearly 40 separate projects, 1% has helped protect open space land in three separate areas – North, South and the High Elk Corridor.

The maps below show the location of these different projects. If you would like a downloadable pdf version of all three of these maps that can be zoomed in and out, please click here.

SOUTH
The Southern portion of 1% for Open Space funded properties runs south through the town of Almont to Gunnison and essentially comprises the southern half of Gunnison County. Historically, these funds have been used predominately by the Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy to help working ranches place conservation easements on their land. These actions assure that ranchers in the valley will be able to continue their way of life, and pass that heritage on to their heirs. At 1% we feel that helping local ranching families permanently preserve their land also helps preserve the agrarian lifestyle and legacy here in rural Gunnison County. Additionally, preserving these lands helps protect our watershed, soils, riparian zones, pastoral viewsheds and important wildlife habitat.

1% funds are also available in this area for conservation easements, trail easements and land acquisition for purposes other than the protection of working ranches. Any entity working to permanently preserve lands in this area is welcome to apply for funding.

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