The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) just launched a new campaign called Forever Colorado. The campaign sets a goal of raising $5 million to continue conserving important agricultural ranches in the state of Colorado. Mirr Ranch Group ranch broker, Ed Roberson, is a member of the CCALT Public Relations Committee, and recently wrote a blog about why he donates his time and resources to the organization.
According to CCALT, an average of 3,000 acres have been lost every week for the past two decades to development in Colorado, and 6 million acres of Colorado’s ranchland is at risk for being developed by 2030. Farmers and ranchers are stewards of more than 80% of the private land in the state, so they need the help of organizations like CCALT to keep ranches as ranches.