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Weathertop 1998 year granted 317 acres

Diamond Bar T Tract 3 2006 year granted 35 acres

Diamond Bar T Tract 1 2007 year granted 35 acres

The Weathertop Conservation Easement was the first conservation easement held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, when it was known as the Grand County Land Conservancy.

Conservation Values Protected

  • Agricultural Open Space: This property was once part of a larger ranch, homesteaded in 1912. The property is still grazed under lease by local ranchers.
  • Scenic Open Space: The public can view these three scenic easement properties from County Road 8, a popular dirt road near the Town of Fraser that provides access into the Arapaho National Forest. The property, adjacent to the Arapaho National Forest, provides views of the Continental Divide. A total of 387 acres are protected by conservation easements on the three properties. There are two other conservation easements nearby, both held by Colorado Headwaters Land Trust.
  • Wildlife Habitat: This property has several seasonal wetlands and riparian areas that drain into Ranch Creek, which flows into the Fraser River. Deer, elk, and moose use this property for summer range, winter thermal cover, and migration routes. Many other species use the property, as well, including bear, fox, and hare.