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2003 year granted

1.8 acres

Conservation Values Protected

  • Scenic Open Space: This scenic property is visible from County Road 806 and is near four other conservation easements held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
  • Wildlife Habitat: While the property is small, it is mostly forest with a healthy understory and a wetland drainage valley, making it home to many small mammals, including pine martins, fox, squirrels, chipmunks, gophers, porcupine, mice, gophers, and voles. Larger mammals, such as deer, elk, moose, coyote, and bear occasionally use the property for feeding and migration, especially within the wetland area. Migratory and permanent birds are abundant, with hummingbirds, chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, finches, siskins, grosbeaks, gray and Canada jays, woodpeckers, crows, hawks, owls, and ravels commonly observed. About one third of the property provides wetland habitat during the spring and early summer, connecting with other wetlands to the southeast and west. The drainage on the property is a grassy meadow, which becomes a slowly running stream in the spring with a couple small sinkholes that hold water through most of the summer and are embedded in an aspen grove. Many of those aspens are 1-2 feet in diameter and 50 feet or more in height.