Northern Properties Stewardship Plan


The Northern Properties Stewardship Plan (NPSP) is developing a vision for the management and future land use of 18,000 acres owned by Thornton in Weld and Larimer Counties.

The NPSP is informed by the communities' and counties' long-term plans, regional and local stakeholders' economic and social interests, and youth and young farmer engagement. It is also informed by data-driven analysis of land use, productivity, quality, and value.

The Plan will combine community interests and land analysis findings to develop a vision for managing Thornton's properties between 2025 and 2065.

Vision Statement

Thornton aims to be an engaged landowner, respecting the needs and interests of the northern communities as it works to secure its decreed water rights. Through a community-driven land use planning effort and a future-oriented lens, Thornton will seek its properties' highest and best land uses to ensure a positive impact on the Northern Communities.

Additional Resources

  • The Agricultural Stewardship Office website to learn more about Thornton's northern properties' current operations and present-day stewardship.
  • Visit the Thornton Water Project website to learn more about the project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you to our partners: the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and the Bureau of Reclamation.