MALT Announces the Conservation of 236 Acres in Park County!

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MALT Announces the Conservation of 236 Acres in Park County!

Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) is pleased to announce the closing of a Conservation Easement on 236 acres located 7 miles west of Bailey, Colorado, along MALT’s 285 Corridor Priority Area. This property is adjacent to Highway 285 and offers stunning scenic vistas enjoyed by all who travel the 285 corridor. In addition, the property borders 254 acres which has been under Conservation Easement with MALT since 2013 creating a seamless viewscape of the Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wilderness Areas.

The North Fork of the South Platte River, a dominant feature of the landscape, flows through the lower area of the property, which the owners utilize as a recreational opportunity for guided fishing experiences for anglers. An open-canopy forest of ponderosa pine fills the majority of the property, with an understory of mountain mahogany and grassy ground cover. The placement of this 236 acres under Conservation Easement aligns with the Park County, Colorado Strategic Master Plan by supporting multiple plan elements included in both the 2001 and 2016 Plans, such as protecting the scenic quality of Park County and protecting water quality.