The Mesa Land Trust (MLT) is a long-time leader in the protection of Mesa County’s vital agriculture, wildlife habitat, and open space. Continuing their efforts to expand popular community trail networks and protect the landscape between Grand Junction and the National Monument. MLT with the support of the Gates Family Foundation and others is working to purchase 2 properties known as The Bookends, which sit on either side of the Three Sisters Area along Monument Road. Partnering with the City of Grand Junction, the land trust is working to create an off-road multi-use path across the Bookends to connect with other local and regional trail networks. The purchase of these properties also protects scenic views and helps to mitigate flash flooding. Read more about the project’s impact here.