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Larimer project is big winner in grants from state – Great Outdoors Colorado awarded $11.6 million for grasslands purchase

"It’s the untouched Old West exactly as you might envision it," said Cameron, Larimer County’s open lands manager. "To know we’re going to save it is just awesome."

A West that works – Across fencelines

"What I’ve learned," said Heather Knight, "is that home is not a place where people live, it’s a place where people care, about the land, each other, and a shared future."

Research calls for big B.C. grizzly corridor

New research led by Dr. Lance Craighead, one of the world’s top grizzly bear authorities, is calling for the creation of a massive wildlife corridor on the east slope of the Rockies.

For Wildlife With Wanderlust, Their Own Highway

"I want my grandson, and his children, to be able to saddle up and ride across this ranch," he said. And he said he had come to understand that the wild creatures are a big part of what makes the land work. "Without them, it wouldn’t be the wild country that it is," he said.

Colorado Open Lands agreement to preserve 80,000-acre ranch

"The Forbes family has managed the land for wildlife habitat for decades, and this will make it permanent," said Dan Pike of Colorado Open Lands.

Conservation group buys 4,500 acres in Phillips County for reserve

A view of a road leading toward the 4,500-acre Phillips County ranch, purchased by the American Prairie Foundation. The recent purchase of a ranch in Phillips County is the first step in a conservation group’s…

The Greening of the Plains

Concrete grain elevators, steel silos, shelterbelts, and the neat imprints of irrigation furrows punctuate the shallow Milk River Valley. But north of the river, the square irrigated farms dissolve into a rising, uneven landscape. Vast…