More than 4,400 acres of prime wildlife habitat was saved from development thanks to a conservation easement developed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and a Glade Park ranching family. The new easement was announced Monday and is located about six miles south of the Glade Park Store.
The property encompasses a variety of environments, including sage brush, aspen, and two creeks home to rare species of trout. It will protect critical habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species, including gunnison sage grouse
Rancher Warren Gore, whose family donated the land, said conservation easements make sense for today's cash–strapped ranchers. The high–elevation land is also home to deer, elk, and turkey. The property is not open to the public in order to protect those valuable wildlife rescources.
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