Lilly Mountain Property Conservation Easement

Lilly-Mtn

1.8 acres donated on November 21st, 2003.
Conservation Values protected:

  • Scenic Open Space: This scenic property is visible from County Road 806 and is near four other conservation easements held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
  • Wildlife Habitat: While the property is small in size, the presence of mostly open forest with a healthy understory and a wetland drainage valley makes it the home to many small mammals, including pine martins, fox, squirrels, chipmunks, gophers, porcupine, mice, gophers, and voles. Larger mammals—deer, elk, moose, coyote and bear — occasionally use the property for feeding and passage, especially within the wetland area. Migratory and permanent birds are abundant, with hummingbirds, chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, finches, siskins, grosbeaks, gray and Canada jays, woodpeckers, crows, hawks, owls, and ravels commonly observed. About one third of the property provides wetland habitat during the spring and early summer, connecting with other wetlands to the southeast and west. The drainage on the property is a grassy meadow, which becomes a slowly running stream in the spring with a couple small sinkholes that hold water through most of the summer and are embedded in an aspen grove, with many trees 1-2 feet in diameter and 50 feet or more in height.