Property: Blue Mountain Bison Ranch Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Blue Mountain
Size: 4100 acres
Blue Mountain Bison Ranch Conservation Easement is currently used for grazing and raising bison as breeding stock. It is not open to the public. The ranch is primarily open foothills that will remain in a substantially undisturbed, natural state as a result of this conservation easement. This property possesses a combination of natural, scenic, open space, wildlife, aesthetic, ecological, and environmental values. Additionally, the property helps to preserve cultural and historical values by protecting historic ranching grounds in the vicinity of an old stagecoach stop on the old road from Loveland to Estes Park.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|Conservation Easement||4100.0||$ 2,666,000||Larimer Co. - $ 1,350,500
GOCO* - $ 650,000
Landowner - $ 666,000
|1999||Limited Guided Tours|
* 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.