2013 year granted
Conservation Values Protected
- 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.
- 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 enjoy views of the property. The property also abuts approximately 11 square miles of BLM land, which adjoins 1,130 square miles of the Arapaho National Forest; both are 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 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 also include views of the Arapaho National Forest, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, the Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and Byers Peak Wilderness.
- Wildlife Habitat: The property provides habitat for 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.