• 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.

Common Ground invests in community fuel breaks

Forest mitigation work creates areas to fight wildfires, support evacuation and improve wildlife habitat.

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Recreation program helps volunteers steward public lands

Volunteers are using new technology to monitor dispersed campsites and take actions in the outdoors they love.

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The Shine Farm near Salida gets a hand

Colorado Farm to Table hires a farm hand to help the organization that feeds the hungry grow food more sustainably.

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