The Southern Plains Land Trust creates and protects a network of shortgrass prairie preserves, which ensure a future for all native animals and plants.

With your help, we can expand Heartland Ranch Nature Preserve to 25,000 acres in February 2020. That’s nearly 40 square miles: larger than several national parks and any one of Colorado’s state parks. A preserve that big gives the legendary American athlete, the pronghorn, room to stretch their runners’ legs. It gives the US National Mammal, the bison, more area to maintain prairie grasslands. Expanding Heartland Ranch will help bring to life SPLT’s vision of an American Serengeti. 

Please be a hero to prairie wildlife by giving today. 

From now until December 15, there are 3 ways to increase the impact of your donation


  • Donate to SPLT on Facebook on Giving Tuesday, December 3

  • Donate to SPLT on Colorado Gives Day on December 10

  • Donate an odd number to SPLT between now and December 15

Habitat is vanishing, leaving wildlife with no place to go.

Here’s our solution: Buy the Land.

The Southern Plains Land Trust purchases land for prairie wildlife. It’s that simple. So far, we’ve protected over 25,000 acres in our preserve network, providing urgently needed refuge to a wide variety of native grassland animals and plants. Piece by piece, we are restoring the American Serengeti.

SPLT is a member of the Land Trust Alliance, accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, certified by the State of Colorado to hold conservation easements, and a member of the Nature Needs Half Network.


Southern Plains Land Trust (SPLT)
PO Box 1016
Lamar, CO 81052


A special thanks to the SPLT photographers!

Check the Photographers out here.