Since 2004, Verde Valley Land Preservation has been the voice for open space in the Verde Valley. Open space includes public and private lands providing scenic vistas, wildlife corridors, agriculture, ranching, and preservation of archaeological, cultural or environmentally sensitive sites. Open spaces are important for our economy and our well-being. Privatisation of public lands and poor development planning threaten our open spaces, our tourist based economy, our quality of life and important resources like water. VVLP has spoken up at local community meetings to get people to consider smarter development. We've reached out to landowners along the rivers, brought artists together, enlightened policy makers and engaged the business community in caring for the rivers that make living in the Verde Valley possible.