Dawson Property Conservation Easement

Dawson

160 acres donated December 18th, 2007.
Water rights encumbered.
Conservation Values protected:

  • Agricultural Open Space: The landowner is the fourth generation in the LInke family to own and ranch this parcel. Homesteaded in 1893, the property has always been in agricultural production for hay and pasture for cattle.
  • Scenic Open Space: This scenic property is surrounded by other undeveloped ranches, the Arapaho National Forest, and a conservation easement held by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust. The public can view this property and the adjacent properties from Arapaho National Forest a half mile to the east and used regularly by the public for hiking, camping and hunting. Stunning views of the Continental Divide and the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area can be viewed from this property.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The property is habitat for the big game species of elk, mule deer, and black beer. Other mammals known to occur on the property include bobcat, red fox, coyote, snowshoe hare and mountain lion.