Join Us For Raptors Over The Rock

Join us at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park for an exciting presentation featuring the birds that share our home. Afterwards, plan on attending the meet and greet and get a chance to see some of our local raptors up close and personal. This is a free event for the entire family made possible by the Douglas Land Conservancy …

Join us for Open Space Day, August 20th

Douglas County Open Space and Douglas Land Conservancy, will be hosting the annual Open Space Day at the Prairie Canyon Ranch on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Activities will include a guided horseback ride for guests with horses, a guided hike, ranch tours, hayrides, blacksmith demonstrations, archery, games, blue grass music, and more. Prairie Canyon Ranch This 978-acre ranch is open …

Wide Open Words – July 15, 2016

Capturing the Beauty of Open Lands………… During the week of June 20th, a group of 25 nationally recognized Plein Air Painters (those who paint outside) descended on Castle Rock for Douglas Land Conservancy’s Plein Air Invitational.  I was fortunate to have been one of them.  We painted all week and on Friday, we submitted our “keepers” to be sold during …

Wide Open Words……June 15, 2016

Words from DLC’s 2016 Summer Intern……….Hello there! My name is David King, and I am extremely honored to be a summer intern for Douglas Land Conservancy.  I am now just over a week into my summer at DLC, and it has already been an incredible experience. Before I dive into my time at DLC, here is a quick bio about …

Wide Open Words – May 6, 2016

Perhaps you have experienced one of open space’s great values………. When you enter a natural place, you get a sense of calm, a feeling you are one with your surroundings. The peace of nature creeps into your mind, wafts over your muscles and soothes your nerves. I believe open space can be good for the soul. When we walk through …

Wide Open Words – April 15, 2016

Open Space is Good for the Soul……….. I remember the day as clearly as if it were yesterday. I was sitting on a grassy hill overlooking Big Sage Creek in northern Montana. It was late spring, the white, puffy clouds were dancing across the sky and the gentle breeze was teasing the prairie grass. To the west about 15 miles the …

Wide Open Words, March 4, 2016

Ah….today was eye opening…………… I refer to Spruce Mountain by a few names: My Backyard, My Healing Place, My Home, My Mountain and My Friend. I have a kinship with that little mountain that has played such a big role in helping me to deal with living with cancer in my liver. I’ve told my husband that he can bury …

Have you ever noticed a tree that bends in a strange way or has a twisted trunk? It’s probably not a natural occurrence.

During recent hikes and visits to protected open space, DLC supporters began to note oddly shaped trunks and branches on random pine trees. Did you know that these may actually be the handiwork of the Ute Native Americans from centuries ago? Over 120 people joined Douglas Land Conservancy on Saturday, February 27th, for a very special presentation by local author, artist, …

DLC Named Non-profit of the Month at 105 West Brewing Company

Have you checked out the new brewery in Castle Rock, 105 West? They not only have amazing brews and a great casual atmosphere, but they support local non-profits! We love them for all those reasons and think you will too. We are pleased to announce that during the month of February, 2016, Douglas Land Conservancy will be the featured non-profit! …

Spring 2015 Newsletter

DLC President’s Letter They say that as you get older each year passes faster as it is a smaller and smaller percentage of your life.  I can attest to that.  Last year as I wrote this letter there was snow on the ground and more on the way.  This year our moisture arrived a bit late, but is a welcome …