KEEP

MISSOURI HEIGHTS

RURAL

In 1972, Andy Warhol acquired 40 acres of land just south of Fender Road and Twin Acres. Warhol loved the Roaring Fork Valley – from the cosmopolitan art scene in Aspen, to the wild and open spaces of Missouri Heights. He wrote,

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art anybody could ever want.” 

~Andy Warhol (Former Missouri Heights landowner)

Critical wildlife habitat protected in Missouri Heights

Read about how one of our Keep Missouri Heights Rural neighbors conserved her property before she passed away and now the property will be preserved for the wildlife and birds.

Protecting a special place in Missouri Heights

Read about how the late Jill Soffer's decision to conserve her land, influenced the Tornares to work with Aspen Valley Land Trust to place a conservation easement on their 87-acre Milagro Ranch.

Fencing with Wildlife in Mind

Read Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Article on Fencing

If you have barbed wire on your property that isn't being used, please safely remove that fencing. Our wildlife is being injured on it!

Our Mission


To preserve the rural character, sustainability, safety and quality of life of Missouri Heights, an elevated desert with a fragile environment. 


Our purpose is to protect against unbridled and commercial development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire. 


Overall, we are opposed to measures that negatively impact the serene character and safety of the area and its wildlife habitats.  


As a grass roots organization, we will educate the public, advocate for the community and bring the neighborhood together.  


Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring. 


No positions in this organization are paid. All administrative functions are on a volunteer basis. Any funds raised go directly to the defense of our collective rural way of life.


WHAT INITIATED OUR GROUP?

Ascendigo is a well-respected, nonprofit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. The autistic children they provide services for, and their selfless staff deserve a place to call home. 

Unfortunately, their vision for Ascendigo Ranch in Missouri Heights was simply not compatible with the current zoning regulations and the limited natural resources in the area. 

WHY OUR WORK CONTINUES

We must stay stridently vigilant to identify new threats to our collective way of life and to preserve our rights. We will continue our efforts to KEEP MISSOURI HEIGHTS RURAL. To this end, we will watch for all new proposed development in the Missouri Heights areas of both Eagle and Garfield Counties, and we will respond appropriately and effectively. Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring.

Donations are needed and greatly appreciated.

HOW OUR WORK CONTINUES

The organization is continuing in operation with its purpose of protecting against unbridled development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire. 

KMOHR has been granted 501(c)3 status so that donations will be tax deductible. 

Even if you have not been an active supporter of KMOHR in the past, you may be a direct beneficiary of our efforts by

Please consider a financial investment in the effort to preserve our rural, residential community.  We will take any size donation.  

Did you know?......Money from an individual retirement account (IRA) can be donated to charity. What’s more, if you've reached the age where you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to charity. Please donate  and/or volunteer today.