2006 year granted
Water rights encumbered
Conservation Values Protected
- Agricultural Open Space: The property has been ranched since the United States government granted the patent in 1909. It has historically been used for grazing cattle and horses.
- Scenic Open Space: The public can view this scenic property from County Road 3, which is a major route for commuters and tourists traveling between Grand and Summit counties. Colorado Headwaters Land Trust holds another easement just south of this easement, together creating 119 acres of protected land. The Skylark Ranch Conservation Easement (over 4,000 acres) is located directly west and held by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
- Wildlife Habitat: The greater sage grouse use this property for nesting and brood rearing; the property is located within a half mile of a sage grouse lek. Mule deer are seasonal residents on the property and use the area during spring and fall migrations. The property is within a critical migration corridor for mule deer.