Through funds received by the State Historical Fund along with a Board of County Commissioner match to a grant, a cultural survey has been conducted by San Juan Mountains Association and Cultural Resource Planning. This project was partially funded by a State Historical Fund grant award from the Colorado Historical Fund. It focused on the rich historical heritage of La Plata County by identifying structures and sites having significant historical contribution to La Plata County. This project was completed in February 2010.The overreaching goal of this project was to promote responsible stewardship towards the preservation of historically significant landmarks. The ongoing objectives of this project are to:
- Provide educational opportunities and a historic context to increase public appreciation and preservation of the County's unique heritage.
- Provide data for research, and for land use and preservation planning.