Dream Lake iced over - RMNP
closure

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Property: Kerbel Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Wellington Agricultural Land (map)
Size: 83 acres

photo taken from Kerbel Conservation Easement

This conservation easement protects agricultural
land and a portion of Boxelder Creek.
(Photo credit is unknown)

Description

Agricultural properties such as this serve four visual purposes. They serve as unencumbered foregrounds to vistas beyond, represent rural landscapes, provide a sense of a less restrictive traveling corridor and provide contrast and separation between developments of adjacent towns and cities.

This property is located east of Wellington and north of Ft. Collins. The land under this conservation easement is not open to the public.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access
Conservation Easement 83.0 $ 197,498 Larimer Co - $ 98,749
Landowner - $ 179,280
Fort Collins - $ 98,749
2001 No

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 Larimer County Open Lands.

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