147 acres donated December 11th, 2007 and 160 acres donated December 23rd, 2008.
Conservation Values protected:
- Agricultural Open Space: The landowner is a fourth generation rancher in Grand County and his great grandfather homesteaded on Eight Mile Creek in 1883. This property has been used for cattle and sheep grazing since the 1920’s. Currently, the property is used for cattle grazing.
- Scenic Open Space: The public can see these two conservation easements from County Road 55 as it crosses Cottonwood Pass and from the bordering Arapaho National Forest and BLM lands bordering, public lands used regularly for mountain biking, hiking, camping and hunting. The property is undeveloped and very scenic and surrounded by views of the Arapaho National Forest, Elk Mountain, Colorado River Valley, and the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway.
- Wildlife Habitat: The property is habitat for the big game species of elk, mule deer, and black bear. Colorado Parks and Wildlife lists the property and surrounding area as deer and elk overall range.