0.38 acres donated December 28th, 2000.
After the landowner, Carolyn Hackman, died in 2012, Colorado Headwaters Land Trust received a bequest of the property. This was the first gift of its kind to the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust. The land trust sold the property in 2014 and continues to be the easement holder. Following the landowner’s wishes, two endowment funds have been created for the income from the sale, one fund to be used by CHLT for land conservation and one for conservation education purposes.
Conservation Values protected:
- Scenic Open Space: The public can view this conservation easement from Shadow Mountain Reservoir and from the Town of Grand Lake. As an island of natural forest among the condominiums and large homes on the shore of Shadow Mountain Reservoir, this property has high scenic value. In conjunction with the Arapaho National Recreation Area on the eastern side of the lake, it serves to remind the observer of the original nature of this area. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby.
- Wildlife Habitat: The property provides habitat to many small wildlife species including squirrels, chipmunks, pine martens, and a wide variety of high-elevation mountain birds, mice and voles. It also serves as a corridor to the lake for occasional larger mammals such as elk, mule deer, moose, black bear and mountain lion. The natural stretch of shoreline, included in the easement, provides habitat for native fish and invertebrate species.