Dream Lake iced over - RMNP

County Offices, Courts, and the Landfill will all be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.


Property: Buckeye Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Buckeye / Waverly Agricultural
Size: 494 acres


"Little guys" really can make a difference! A small group of rural landowners who wanted to protect their ranching livelihood and the local landscape formed a partnership and began the process of creating a conservation easement. Unique features protected from development include a dinosaur track, and tepee rings. This conservation easement is also in close proximity to the Overland Trail. This land is not open to the public.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Conservation Easement 494 $ 203,753 Larimer Co - $ 28,000
TNC * - $ 147,500
Legacy Land Trust - $ 22,353
Landowner - $ 5,900
2001 No

* The Nature Conservancy

Management Plan

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.

* The conservation easement on this property is monitored by the Legacy Land Trust.

Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.