Property: Bee-Weber Conservation Easements
Priority Area: Wellington Agricultural Land Priority Area
Size: 208.9 acres
This conservation easement is not open to the public and is located near I-25 and County Road 58. Both the Bee property and the Weber property have been recognized for their unique contributions to Larimer County's agricultural history. The Bee farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Weber farm was recognized in multiple years for high yields in both corn and sugar beet production. This easement will preserve this land as a representative agricultural landscape in a time of rapid urban growth and development. It will also serve to protect the views of many travelers along I-25, a significant concern raised during the public process phase of the I-25 corridor planning meetings.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|Conservation Easement||139.4||$ 365,302||Larimer Co - $ 182,651
Fort Collins - $ 182,651
|Conservation Easement||69.5||$ 198,138||Larimer Co - $ 99,069
Landowner - $ 99,069
When only the development rights of a property are purchased, as in the case of a conservation easement, any future development of that land is limited. The landowner continues to manage the property, and the land remains on the tax rolls. Land with a conservation easement is not generally open to the public because it is still in private ownership.
* This conservation easement is monitored by Larimer County Open Lands.
To ensure that these properties remain in crop production or in domestic livestock grazing in perpetuity.