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.
A diverse group of conservation-minded landowners committed to embracing and practicing responsible land, water and wildlife stewardship in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for the benefit of our tri-cultural heritage and for generations to come.
We are currently requesting landowner feedback on stewardship projects of interest (read more)! Please fill out the online survey here. You can also download it and send it in by mail.
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We are pleased to announce that Esteven Atencio is the winner of the first $1,000 Conservation Scholarship awarded by the Chama Peak Land Alliance, generously sponsored by Dan and Ashlyn Perry, to … more
The Chama Peak Land Alliance connects landowners to technical and financial resources to accomplish a variety of conservation and agricultural projects. We have conducted quite a few site visits and … more
In 2016, the Chama Peak Land Alliance (CPLA) is partnering with the Bureau of Reclamation to recruit the organization’s first VISTA Volunteer. Vista is a national AmeriCorps program focused on poverty … 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
“Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.”
The stories told by the people of the Chama Peak Land Alliance are a testament to the land stewardship ethic of the landowners in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. To celebrate these stories … more