• 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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All hands help restore closed road in Midland Trail area

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers project helps direct recreation to less sensitive areas and allows nature to recover.

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Irrigation project improves scenic values on historic ranch

Kelly Ranch to increase crop production with more efficient water use through Common Ground investment.

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