Parcel A 2007 year granted 147 acres
Parcel B 2008 year granted 160 acres
Conservation Values Protected
- Agricultural Open Space: The landowner is a fourth-generation rancher in Grand County; his great grandfather homesteaded on Eight Mile Creek in 1883. This property has been used for cattle and sheep grazing since the 1920s. Currently, the property is used for cattle grazing.
- Scenic Open Space: The public can see these two conservation easements from County Road 55 as it crosses Cottonwood Pass and from the adjacent Arapaho National Forest and BLM land. Surrounded by views of the Arapaho National Forest, Elk Mountain, Colorado River Valley, and the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, the property is very scenic and valued by many for its open space. The two easements are contiguous, creating 307 acres of open space.
- Wildlife Habitat: The property is habitat for many wildlife species, including elk, mule deer, and black bear. Colorado Parks and Wildlife lists the property and surrounding area as deer and elk overall range.