Conservation Stories: La Garita Creek Ranch

Every two and a half minutes, the American West loses a football field worth of natural area to human development. While this loss likely occurs at a slightly slower pace in the San Luis Valley, it is nevertheless a significant threat to our beloved wide open spaces, water, and way of life. This is why the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust is excited to announce that the La Garita Creek Ranch (formerly known as the Balloon Ranch) in Saguache County is now protected under a conservation easement that will preserve the beauty of the ranch, its wildlife and agricultural uses for generations to come. Watch the video to learn more.

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