Colorado Open Lands' Q for Conservation
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM
History Colorado Center
1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Q for Conservation is Colorado Open Lands’ premier annual celebration of those who care about land conservation in Colorado. The event features a private cocktail reception and dinner, program highlighting the work of Colorado Open Lands, and a special presentation by a distinguished and thought-provoking member of the conservation community. - - - - - Colorado Open Lands’ 13th Annual Q for Conservation in 2019 features the historic practices and traditions of some of the longest-standing communities in Colorado. The San Luis Valley’s acequia farmers have been tending their land since before Colorado attained its statehood, and many of those families are still farming the same land today - using time-tested practices of cultivation and irrigation. - - - - - This year’s Keynote Speaker, Pam Houston, is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country which tells the remarkable story of “that girl who dared herself to buy a ranch, dared herself to dig in and care for it, to work hard enough to pay for it, to figure out what other people mean when they use the world ‘home.”’ Houston currently lives on her ranch at 9,000 above sea level in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande River.