Acquire and protect shortgrass prairie adjacent to Heartland Ranch Nature Preserve in Bent County, Colorado to enhance habitat connectivity and quality for many grassland species. Project will acquire and then place 8,720 acres under easement to permanently protect critical nesting habitat for grassland bird species, including mountain plovers, burrowing owls, and golden eagles.
NFWF Grant Profile
ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation
Project Title: Permanently Protecting Grassland and Migratory Bird Habitat on the Southern Plains (CO)
Southern Plains Land Trust, Inc.
Heartland Ranch Nature Preserve in Bent County, Colorado