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Help transform an old cattle ranch in Colorado into a literary “home on the range” for writers, artists, and nature-lovers.
Help transform an old cattle ranch in Colorado into a literary “home on the range” for writers, artists, and nature-lovers.
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    Join Us

    Stay up to date with updates on the progress of the Cook's House renovation and upcoming Rocky Mountain Land Library events.

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    Digital Photo Collection

    Want to see more photos of the ranch? Receive a collection of over 25 images from Buffalo Peaks Ranch in a PDF digital booklet. Featured images were captured and selected by team members, visitors and professional photographers!

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    Outpost Correspondence

    Receive a set of four postcards featuring images of Buffalo Peaks Ranch to share and send to friends! Postcard images were captured by photographer Ben Sherrill.

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    Grow Your Own Buffalo Peaks Sage

    Receive a packet containing the seeds of Fringed Mountain Sage collected from Buffalo Peaks Ranch. Lovingly grow a piece of the ranch anywhere in the world!

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    The Land Library Bandana

    Bandanas and scarves have served an essential role in ranching and the American West. Featuring a unique design from our team, wear one and show your support for the Rocky Mountain Land Library!

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    Sponsor a Cook's House Library Book

    Your name will become immortalized on a book plate within a Land Library book among the Cook's House Library bookshelves. Donors will receive photos via email showing their name within the book and the book's cover. After project completion, come explore the shelves and discover your sponsored book within the Cook House Library!

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    Land Library Book Bag

    Receive a designed, screen-printed Rocky Mountain Land Library book bag to carry the soon-to-be-enjoyed volumes of books!

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    Own a Piece of the Ranch

    Artifacts of the last 150 years are spread across the Ranch: wire, small bones, vintage glass bottles. Donors will receive a hand selected artifact from the Ranch shipped to them.

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    RMLL Annual Membership

    Join the Land Library and receive a 1 Year Land Library Membership Card (valid thru 2018) in addition to the items listed below.

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    Embossed Print - Land Inspired Quote

    Limited edition embossed art print featuring a quote inspired by the land. These handmade prints include a unique design and quote embossed into 100% cotton rag, archival paper. Sizes range from 12"x7" to 8"x10".

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    Land Library Books for Your Shelves

    Receive physical copies of the Rocky Mountain Land Series including 'Home Land' & 'The Landscape of Home'. Both are collections of written works focusing on the land and communities of the American West.

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    Camp At Buffalo Peaks Ranch

    Spend a night camping at Buffalo Peaks Ranch! Set up your tent and enjoy exploring the Ranch and surrounding areas of South Park with up to three friends. Limited to weekends in the summer camping season (Memorial Day - Labor Day).

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    Founding Member: Ranch Hand Level

    Join our Founding Members Circle and receive a 1 Year Land Library Membership Card (valid thru 2018) in addition to a bundle of items listed below and recognition on our Founding Members placard within in the Cook's House.

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    Founding Member: Homesteader Level

    Join our Founding Members Circle and receive a 2 Year Land Library Membership Card (valid thru 2019) in addition to the items listed below and recognition on our Founding Members placard within in the Cook's House.

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    Land Art Workshop

    Come celebrate and participate in immersive, on-site creation at Buffalo Peaks Ranch this summer accompanied by Colorado artist and sculptor Rik Sargent. You and a friend will spend the weekend of July 29-30th at the Ranch creating, foraging and collaborating. See Project Update #9 for more details on the workshop and the artist. Food and transport are not included.

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    Founding Member: Farrier Level

    Join our Founding Members Circle and receive a 3 Year Land Library Membership Card (valid thru 2020) in addition to the items listed below and recognition within a Donor's Horseshoe. These genuine horseshoes will be proudly displayed alongside our Founding Members placard within the Cook's House.

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    Stay a Weekend in the Cook's House

    You and a friend are invited to spend a weekend (two nights) in the completed Cook's House! **Food and transport not included**

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    • Outpost Correspondence
    • Sponsored Book
    • Land Library Bandana
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    Consultation with Author Ted Conover

    Colorado-raised author Ted Conover will review up to 200 pages of your double-spaced nonfiction manuscript (memoir, reportage,or other nonfiction), then discuss it with you at the Land Library this summer, after which we will sit on the porch and enjoy a drink in the setting sun. To be arranged on a mutually convenient date.

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    Sponsor A Cook's House Bookshelf

    Your name will be proudly and permanently displayed on one of the bookshelves in the Cook's House Library.

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    A Room of Your Own

    We'll name a room in the Cook's House after you, or whatever you decide to name it! Choose from: the dining room, kitchen, or one of two bedrooms. Includes 5-year Land Library membership, and two overnight stays in the Cook's House. First come, first serve, for choosing a room.

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    Land Library Patron

    Your significant investment will help ensure the success of this all-or-nothing campaign, allowing the Land Library to complete the Cook's House renovation and begin hosting guests at Buffalo Peaks Ranch. Includes LIFETIME Land Library membership, four overnight stays in the Cook's House, and flexible opportunities for personal tours and visits with the Land Library leadership.

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