Craglough House Estates Conservation Easement

Craglough House Estates

80.34 acres donated December 30th, 2013.
Conservation Values protected:

  • Scenic Open Space: The western boundary of the property is approximately one half mile of the Fraser River, which allows the public who raft, kayak, and fly fish the Fraser River to view the property. The property also adjoins approximately 11 square miles of BLM land, which adjoins 1,130 square miles of the Arapaho National Forest, public lands used by the public on a regular basis for mountain biking, hiking, camping and hunting. The property provides open space and scenic views of the high mountain Fraser River Valley visible to the public from County Road 844, US Highway 40, and the Amtrak National Rail Passenger Service on the railroad tracks along the west boundary of the property. The scenic views seen from this property include views of the Arapaho National Forest, including the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, the Vasquez Peak Wilderness and Byers Peak Wilderness and views of the Fraser River Valley.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The property provides habitat for the big game species of elk, mule deer, moose, mountain lion and black bear. Smaller mammals known to occur on the property include bobcat, red fox, coyote, snowshoe hare, beaver, marmot, jackrabbit, raccoon, and badgers. The property and the Fraser River flowing through the property provide habitat for birds, including osprey, eagles, hawks, geese, herons, and a diversity of ducks and songbirds.
  • Agricultural Open Space: In the past, the current landowners have used the property for grazing horses. The previous owners have used the property for grazing livestock.