County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
Property: Ryan Gulch Easement
Priority Area: Berthoud / Loveland Separator
Size: 378.6 acres
Songbirds, foxes, and migratory water birds are among the assorted mix of animals that can be seen in this amazingly diverse habitat. This conservation easement however is not open to the public. It preserves a community separator between Loveland and Berthoud along with the protection of stunning viewsheds near Lonetree Reservoir State Wildlife Area. A trail easement and 50% of 3 shares of water is included in this acquisition.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|Conservation Easement||52.0||$ 294,000||Larimer Co. - $ 70,000
Landowner - $ 100,000
Loveland - $ 104,000
Berthoud - $ 20,000
|2002||Future Regional Trail|
|Conservation Easement||326.6||$ 1,393,844||Larimer Co. - $ 200,000
Landowner - $ 150,000
Loveland - $ 668,844
Berthoud - $ 50,000
GOCO* - $ 325,000
* Great Outdoors Colorado
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 the City of Loveland.