Without private landowners' support, modern-day Colorado's remarkable wildlife abundance - and equally rich hunting and fishing opportunities - simply would not exist.
Colorado is blessed with rich agricultural lands that produce the crops and livestock that sustain many rural communities and feed the world. Colorado’s 66 million acres of land include 11.5 million acres of cropland, which support more than 36,000 ranches and farms. Colorado farmers and ranchers are some of the most productive in the country. Colorado farmers rank in the top five producers for barley, potatoes, millet, sorghum and sunflower. Colorado ranchers stack up second in the country for market sheep and lambs, fifth for cattle on feed, and 10th for growing cattle. For more information, visit the Private Land Programs page.