Since 1992, Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has been the leading voice for land and water conservation along Colorado’s Front Range communities, serving a 4,830 square mile service area.
Our mission is to save natural areas, wildlife habitat, streams and rivers, working ranches and historic lands for the benefit of the community and as a legacy for future generations.
For 30 years, the Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has conserved over 24,000 acres in our six county service area.
MALT serves a 4,830 square-mile area encompassing Boulder County, Clear Creek County, Gilpin County, Jefferson County, Park County and Teller County in Colorado.
A Conservation Easement is a voluntary land agreement between a landowner and a Land Trust that permanently restricts certain aspects of land use in order to protect the conservation values of the property. When a landowner places a Conservation Easement on their land, they maintain ownership and use of the property and can sell it or pass it on to heirs.
The land is subject to certain restrictions agreed upon by the landowner and the Land Trust. For example, a landowner might agree to limit development on his or her property to one residence of a particular size. Each Conservation Easement is tailored to be specific to the property it is designed to protect and the needs of the landowner.
We rely on the generosity of our individual supporters, business sponsors, grants and family foundations to fund our important work.
YOU make the difference. YOUR support ensures a lasting legacy of Colorado’s remarkable natural areas and amazing land and water that make our communities and our state exceptional!
MALT is working towards accreditation renewal
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Mountain Area Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Mountain Area Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on the Mountain Area Land Trust’s application will be most useful by September 15 2022.