Dowdy Lake sunset

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Property: Block Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Big Thompson River Corridor (map)
Size: 35 acres


photo of acquisition area

A playground for deer, elk and other wildlife, the Block Conservation Easement includes approximately 35 acres of land near the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon west of Loveland and is not open to the public. This property provides a buffer to the existing conservation easements held by Larimer County on the Sylvan Dale Ranch and is protected because of its wildlife, ecological, agricultural, and scenic values.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales

Conservation Easement

35.0 $ 200,000 Larimer Co. - $ 100,000
Landowner - $ 100,000
2002 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.

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