Nunley Homestead Conservation Easement

Nunley Homestead Conservation Easement

35 acres donated on December 29, 2006.
Conservation Values protected:

  • Scenic Open Space: Four other conservation easements, held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust and donated by the same landowner, are located nearby. Three of the conservation easements are adjacent to this property, creating 142 contiguous acres of protected land. This easement borders BLM land and the Arapaho National Forest, from which the public can see the property.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The property occurs in the Upper Montane region of the Southern Rocky Mountains and provides relatively natural habitat for the fish, wildlife, and plants associated with the quality high-elevation beaver ponds and wetlands along Gold Run, a creek than runs through the entire property. The wetlands and plant communities on the property provide food, shelter, breeding grounds and migration for several wildlife species. In addition to a diversity of avian species, which includes the greater sage grouse, blue grouse, and several species of hawks, the property provides habitat for mountain lion, red fox, coyote, elk, moose, mule deer and black bear. The property is part of an important elk migratory corridor that includes the Trail Creek drainage and the C Lazy U Ranch to the east, and the meadows and riparian habitat of Willow Creek to the south and west.