MALT Announces the Conservation of 87 Acres in Teller County

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MALT Announces the Conservation of 87 Acres in Teller County

Mountain Area Land Trust is pleased to announce the conservation of 87 acres of land in Teller County. The property is located about 1.5 miles northwest of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and is just south and east of the Pike National Forest.

This beautiful property, which is visible to motorists traveling along U. S. Highway 24 is adjacent to the designated “Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway.” The property provides habitat for big-game species including elk, mule deer, black bear and mountain lion, all of which generally prefer large areas with low levels of human activity. The property also provides habitat for numerous non-game wildlife species including resident and migratory birds and small mammals. The primary conservation values of the property are wildlife habitat, relatively natural plant communities and open space.