Lottery Funded Preservations
Great Outdoors Colorado, the lottery-funded program to preserve natural resources, has awarded a second one-million dollar grant to fuel conservation efforts on privately-owned lands, which make up the majority of all lands in Colorado. Amy Beatie with Keep it Colorado, a coalition of local land trusts, says the funds will
ensure that the state’s landscapes stay protected into the future, and protect things Coloradans love. Beatie says the new funds will help make the state's farmlands, lands along streams, lakes and rivers, wildlife habitat and important cultural heritage sites more resilient in the face of bigger and more frequent wildfires, flash floods, drought and other climate disruptions. The coalition's ten year roadmap aims to double the number of acres conserved, and to double the engagement of Coloradans in conservation.