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DLC’s Annual Report

DLC’s Annual Report

DLC just released our FY2022-2023 Annual Report. Check it out to see what we've been up to this year!

Give a Hand for Land

Give a Hand for Land

Together we can make a difference! For a $20 donation to Douglas Land Conservancy you can Give a Hand for Land. Help DLC reach our $5,000 fundraising goal.

DLC’s 2023 Oak Leaf Benefit

DLC’s 2023 Oak Leaf Benefit

Thursday 11/2 5:30-8pm @ Millhouse (Phillip S. Miller Park)

DLC invites you to the 2023 Oak Leaf Benefit! We look forward to celebrating the conservation efforts of Jane and Steve Boand with you. Photo contest winners will also be honored. 

Legacy Circle Picnic

Legacy Circle Picnic

A true circle of conservationists! Pictured from left to right: Jane and Steve Boand, Alan Clarke, Mel Sorensen, Cindy Harlan On August 19, 2022, DLC’s Legacy Circle held its inaugural annual get-together at Sandstone Ranchon a perfect August day. Members of the...

The Birds and the Bees (and the Bears)

The Birds and the Bees (and the Bears)

By Alan Clarke Most every parent dreads that uncomfortable conversation with their children known euphemistically as the “birds and the bees.” Recently, conversations between nature lovers about the birds and bees have likewise been difficult. Songbird populations are...

Conservation Conversation July 29th

Conservation Conversation July 29th

Join DLC staff and board members at our monthly community meet up THIS Friday, July 29th, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Grab a coffee and join us at the covered picnic structure at Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock. This is a casual opportunity to talk about anything...

Do April Showers Bring May Flowers?

Do April Showers Bring May Flowers?

Easter Daisy by Curt Frankenfeld By Elizabeth Taylor All of us are familiar with the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” However, along Douglas County Open Space (DCOS) trails, we start seeing native wildflowers blooming in March or April, long before the...

Announcement from DLC’s Executive Director

Announcement from DLC’s Executive Director

2/25/2022 After more than 21 years with DLC, I have made the difficult decision to retire by the end of 2022. I began my career with DLC in 2000 after working as a resident of Castle Rock helping protect what is now known as the Woodlands Bowl Open Space, in Castle...

Thankful Thursday August 5th, 2021

Thankful Thursday August 5th, 2021

DLC’s Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers. For Thankful Thursday, we’d like to share our heartfelt appreciation for outgoing Board President, Jane Boand. Jane is a founding DLC Board member and this was her second time serving as Board President....

The Sandstone Ranch Observatory

The Sandstone Ranch Observatory

It was a call from a close friend, Mike, he and his wife will be moving. Mike asked me if I wanted his observatory. The kind with a dome, large telescope, computer controls and all matter of neat‘ stuff.’ He wanted it to be used for education, outreach and a place...

Happy Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day 2021

Photo Credit: Bob Karcz Dear Friends of DLC, Earth Day began in 1970 and gave a voice to a growing consciousness about the state of our planet. Since then the movement has grown and today is marked by more than a billion people annually as a day of action to change...

The Worst of Times, the Best of Times

The Worst of Times, the Best of Times

By Alan Clarke During times like these, when momentous events dominate the news on a daily basis and danger lurks everywhere, even at the corner market or in the coffee shop, the world may seem to constantly be on the brink of total chaos with no light visible at the...

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

By: Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds When we relocated from the Chicagoland area, my husband and I were in search of an area with open spaces and beautiful vistas. Settling in Douglas County, we have been blessed with both. We began looking for ways to connect with our new...

Fall Activities for All Ages

Fall Activities for All Ages

Douglas Land Conservancy would like your time outdoors to be memorable and educational. If you plan to spend time on the trail this weekend or over Fall Break with the whole family take along one of the activities we’ve created or check out the list of (free) apps...

The Power of Open Space

The Power of Open Space

When everything has changed and life seems so uncertain, one thing remains forever…the power of protected open space to fill our hearts with hope and our minds with inspiration for generations to come.