Conservation Minded Landowners Working Collaboratively to Practice and Promote Ecologically and Economically Sound Land Management in the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Conservation Minded Landowners Working Collaboratively to Practice and Promote Ecologically and Economically Sound Land Management in the Southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado and Northern New Mexico.
“It was the way I was made, it’s always been there and it will die when I die,” says Betty Shahan of how she developed her love of the land. Betty grew up in Archuleta County, the daughter of a saw … more
During the summer of 2015, both the CPLA board and the Rio Chama Watershed Sub-Committee identified the Rio Brazos as a watershed of great importance to the region. Given this great interest from … more
Wolf Creek Pass straddles the Continental Divide between two of the largest intact wilderness areas in the Southern Rockies – the Weminuche and South San Juans. It is a critical area for the movement … more
In 2015, CPLA was awarded $410,000 from The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund for the treatment of 800 acres, through prescribed fire and thinning, over the next three years to improve forest … more
Healthy forests and watersheds are the foundation for land and community health, and sustainable local economies. Private landowners in the Alliance steward more than 200,000 acres of vital forests … more