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 4,290 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 the past 29 years, the Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has conserved a total of 23,482 acres in our six county service area.
MALT serves a 4,290 square-mile area encompassing Clear Creek County, Park County, Gilpin County, Teller County and the mountainous regions of Boulder County and Jefferson County, 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!