Colorado Natural Areas Program designates, monitors and cooperatively protects natural areas by entering into land management agreements with landowners. Private landowners or local, state or federal agencies who seek to add another level of stewardship can enter into these agreements. Agreements are based on existing land management plans or are sculpted to meeting the landowners' needs.
Benefits of Natural Area designation include:
- Recognizing landowner's environmental stewardship
- Providing opportunities for research, restoration and education
- Keeping species from becoming formally endangered or extinct
- Providing financial assistance for protection and research projects