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1984 year granted

229 acres

This easement was transferred from Trout Unlimited to Colorado Headwaters Land Trust in 2014. It was originally granted to Trout Unlimited in 1984.

Conservation Values Protected

  • Scenic Open Space: The property is highly visible from US Highway 34, also known as the Colorado River Headwaters National Scenic and Historic Byway. Grand County Roads 405, 620, and 627 pass through the property and Grand County Road 6204 is adjacent to the property, allowing additional public viewing of the property. The scenic property is also viewed from people recreating in the adjacent Arapaho National Recreation Area, which is part of the Arapaho National Forest.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The property and surrounding area is moose summer range, and the property is less than 2 miles from moose concentration areas. The property is also elk summer and winter range, an elk migration corridor, and an elk winter concentration corridor. The property is summer and winter range for mule deer, and there is a mule deer concentration area less than 1 mile from the property. The Colorado River flows through the property and the property is further characterized by wetlands associated with the river. The riparian/wetland habitat provides habitat for a variety of fish, songbirds, birds of prey, and waterfowl, including, but not limited to, eagles, osprey, hawks, herons, ducks, and geese.