Future land conservation could bring $195 million in economic activity and 1,200 new jobs to rural Colorado

Keep It Colorado and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) partnered with Colorado State University (CSU) to release a study that demonstrates the important economic impacts that potential future funding from the federal agricultural conservation easement program (ACEP) could have on the state of Colorado. The study concludes that if $88.9 million in federal ACEP payments (the estimated current need for active conservation projects in Colorado) were secured, this funding would generate up to $195 million in economic activity and create more than 1,200 jobs in Colorado.