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2006 year granted

60 acres

Water rights encumbered

Conservation Values Protected

  • Agricultural Open Space: A Swiss immigrant named Schwab originally homesteaded this property. The original homestead cabins are still standing, and the property has been used as a cattle ranch since the original homestead.
  • Scenic Open Space: The property can be seen from County Road 29, which parallels the property along its western boundary and is a popular route to hunting areas and used by both residents and visitors. It can also be viewed from Colorado State Trust land that surrounds this scenic property. Another easement held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust is located nearby.
  • Wildlife Habitat: This easement protects the corridors used by wildlife to move between the forested areas of higher elevations to the north and the sagebrush and grasslands found at lower elevations to the south. It also protects wetland and riparian areas associated with Carter Creek. Carter Creek and three other drainages run through this property and support several species of willows, grasses, and forbs. According to the landowner, native Colorado Cutthroat trout used to be found in Carter Creek.