Why conservation deserves the spotlight


Forty years ago the Colorado Springs metropolitan population was less than 300,000. Today, we're quickly approaching 700,000. Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the state and located in the most populated county. Add to this the fact that Colorado is one of the fastest-growing states in the country, and it becomes clear that while growth trends continue, protecting the lifestyle we love needs to be at the forefront of the conversation. 

In the face of population growth and increased pressure on our land and water resources, southern Colorado confronts a challenging future.

It is not enough to look back on the last 40 years and be content. There is much work to be done to ensure the identity and beauty of our region is a part of our day to day life. And there is urgency to do more. We must embrace the challenge to proactively conserve what we hold dear. 
— Rebecca Jewett

As a community, we have a choice to make: We can simply maintain the good work that has already been accomplished, or we can push forward towards a strong vision for southern Colorado. 

Stirred by the legacy of our namesake, General Palmer, we as an organization choose the latter. And, we invite you to be a part of making our future brighter and our community better. 

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Palmer Land Trust Executive Director, Rebecca Jewett 

Palmer Land Trust Executive Director, Rebecca Jewett