CMRI Parcel A Conservation Easement

CMRI

32.4 acres donated December 25th, 2007.
Conservation Values protected:

  • Agricultural Open Space: The property has an agricultural history dating back to the early part of the last century; it has been used for growing and harvesting hay or pasture for livestock for more than 90 years.
  • Scenic Open Space: The entire property, an undeveloped, open and scenic meadow with the Fraser River flowing through it, can be viewed by the public from US Highway 40 to the west, County Road 83 to the north and County Road 8304 to the east. This property is surrounded by two conservation easements held by the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust and one held by Grand County, creating about 600 acres of protected land in the Fraser River Valley. This scenic property is within the larger landscape that includes the Continental Divide, the Vasquez Peak Wilderness Area, Byers Peak, and open views of the Fraser River Valley.
  • Wildlife Habitat: This property provides habitat for deer, elk, bobcat, red fox, coyote, snowshoe hare and mountain lion. The Fraser River flows through the property, providing important habitat for fish and diverse waterfowl species.