Success Story 2019

Fisher’s Peak

Fisher's Peak, The Nature Conservancy of Colorado
Fisher’s Peak
The Nature Conservancy – Colorado
19,200 acres protected

The Conservation Alliance funded The Nature Conservancy of Colorado’s successful acquisition of the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch near Trinidad, Colorado. Governor Jared Polis released a plan to turn the property into Fisher’s Peak State Park—Colorado’s 42nd State Park—and open it to the public by 2021. The property includes the 9,633-foot Fisher’s Peak, grasslands, forests and volcanic cliffs that provide opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing, hunting, fishing and camping. This property, and the adjacent to 23,000 acres of protected public land, protects migration corridors and habitat used by white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, black bears, mountain lions and wild turkey.