Dowdy Lake sunset

Larimer County Offices, Courts & District Attorney are closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day
Landfill, Hazardous Waste and Recycle Center are open Friday, July 3 but closed Saturday, July 4
Landfill Business Office are closed July 3 & 4
Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.


Property: Harper Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Blue Mountain (map)
Size: 240 acres


photo of acquisition area

This 240-acre conservation easement is located in the Blue Mountain Priority Area and is contiguous to the Blue Mountain Bison Ranch. It is not open to the public. It expands an important wildlife buffer and contributes to continued viewshed enrichment initially begun with the Blue Mountain Bison Ranch Conservation Easement.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Conservation Easement 240.0 $ 295,000 Larimer Co. - $ 0
Landowner - $ 295,000
2000 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 Legacy Land Trust.

Background Image: Dowdy Lake Sunset by John Bartholow. All rights reserved.