MALT Announces the Conservation of 43 Acres in Jefferson County
Mountain Area Land Trust announces the conservation of 43 acres of land in Jefferson County. MALT’s newest Conservation Easement is another jewel of a property and conserves an outstanding meadow and several other natural plant communities and wildlife habitats.
The property was homesteaded in the late 1800s and up until the 1950s was a working farm raising cattle, turkeys and potatoes. Historically, the land was part of the Chatfield Turkey Farm which raised and processed turkeys onsite. Today the property provides habitat for big-game species including elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey and mountain lion.