Mariana Butte Golf Course

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Property: Buckeye Conservation Easement
Priority Area: Buckeye / Waverly Agricultural
Size: 494 acres


photo of acquisition area

"Little guys" really can make a difference! A small group of rural landowners who wanted to protect their ranching livelihood and the local landscape formed a partnership and began the process of creating a conservation easement. Unique features protected from development include a dinosaur track, and tepee rings. This conservation easement is also in close proximity to the Overland Trail. This land is not open to the public.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Conservation Easement 494 $ 203,753 Larimer Co - $ 28,000
TNC * - $ 147,500
Legacy Land Trust - $ 22,353
Landowner - $ 5,900
2001 No

* The Nature Conservancy

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.

* The conservation easement on this property is monitored by the Legacy Land Trust.

Background Image: Mariana Butte Golf Course by Steve Moore. All rights reserved.