Land Heritage Program

The Land Heritage Program is a criteria-based purchase of development rights program. The development rights are retired, and a conservation easement is placed on the property. 

Gunnison Sage-Grouse

One of the criteria for a conservation easement is the protection of valuable wildlife habitat, to include that of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse. San Miguel County is part of the San Miguel Basin Gunnison Sage-Grouse Working Group, whose goal is to ensure a healthy, thriving population within the San Miguel Basin.