• Reducing wildfire risk for a safer community.

    We’re taking a stronger stance on forest health to protect our community from the devastation of a large wildfire.


  • The outdoors is our playground. Let’s take care of it!

    Managing the impacts of recreation growth preserves our quality outdoor experiences and healthy natural environments.


  • Keeping the country looking like country.

    In much of Colorado, green valleys and open views have been lost to urban sprawl. We’re doing it differently by supporting working lands so they stay in production.


The Common Ground Fund helps protect Chaffee County’s unique character, because our quality of life matters the most.

Rawhide Creek Ranch near Nathrop preserved

Agreement with local rancher completes 2,400 acres of conservation easements in Upper Ark Valley

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Stunning Arrowpoint Ranch protected in perpetuity

Conservation easement protects nearly 600 acres of working agricultural land, wildlife habitat and some of the Valley’s best scenic views.

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Keeping the outdoors clean, fun & wild

Common Ground funds solutions to landscape, water impacts resulting from growing recreation

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