317 acres donated on December 28th, 1998 (Weathertop).
35 acres donated on December 20th. 2006 (Diamond Bar T Tract 3).
35 acres donated on January 3rd, 2007 (Diamond Bar T Tract 1).
The donation of the Weathertop Conservation Easement was the first conservation easement held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust!
These three easements are adjacent to each other and were donated by the same landowner between 1998 and 2007.
Conservation Values protected:
- Agricultural Open Space: This property was originally a part of ranch lands that were homesteaded in 1912.
- Scenic Open Space: The public can view these three scenic easement properties from County Road 8, a heavily used road near the Town of Fraser. The property, adjacent to the Arapaho National Forest, provides views of the Continental Divide. A total of 387 acres are protected by conservation easements on the three properties. There are two nearby conservation easements held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
- Wildlife Habitat: This property has several seasonal wetlands and riparian areas that drain into Ranch Creek, which flows into the Fraser River. Deer, elk and moose use this property for summer range, winter thermal cover and migration routes.