County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
Property: Tepee Rings Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Laramie Foothills
Size: 504 acres
This conservation easement protects historical
Native American tepee rings as well as habitat
for the imperiled plant, Bell's Twinpod.
(Photo courtesy of Legacy Land Trust)
Pronghorn antelope, tepee rings and the imperiled Bell's twinpod are some of the natural resources protected with this conservation easement. These lands provide a buffer to lands already preserved by the Nature Conservancy and are part of a multi phased protection project. It is protected through a partnership between Larimer County, the landowner, and the Legacy Land Trust. The Legacy Land Trust owns and monitors the conservation easement.
This property is located north of Fort Collins in the Laramie Foothills and is not open to the public.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|Conservation Easement||504||$ 170,000||Larimer Co - $ 69,000
LLT* - $ 1,000
Landowner - $ 100,000
* Legacy Land Trust
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.