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Property: Bee-Weber Conservation Easements
Priority Area: Wellington Agricultural Land Priority Area (map)
Size: 208.9 acres

Description

photo of acquisition area

This conservation easement is not open to the public and is located near I-25 and County Road 58. Both the Bee property and the Weber property have been recognized for their unique contributions to Larimer County's agricultural history. The Bee farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Weber farm was recognized in multiple years for high yields in both corn and sugar beet production. This easement will preserve this land as a representative agricultural landscape in a time of rapid urban growth and development. It will also serve to protect the views of many travelers along I-25, a significant concern raised during the public process phase of the I-25 corridor planning meetings.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access
Conservation Easement 139.4 $ 365,302 Larimer Co - $ 182,651
Fort Collins - $ 182,651
2003 No
Conservation Easement 69.5 $ 198,138 Larimer Co - $ 99,069
Landowner - $ 99,069
2003 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.

* This conservation easement is monitored by Larimer County Open Lands.

Future Vision

To ensure that these properties remain in crop production or in domestic livestock grazing in perpetuity.

Background Image: Rocky Mountain National Park by Sue Burke. All rights reserved.