LAS ANIMAS, Colo. (KKCO) - Easements provide landowners financial incentives for agreeing not to develop the property. The easements approved by the Commission Wednesday are in Kit Carson, Yuma, and Routt Counties.
Two easements will give hunters access to 5,700 acres of habitat for big game, quail, and turkey on the eastern plains, and will proect streamside habitat.
A 4,200 acre easement in Routt County will proect sagebrush and scrub habitat important for elk, deer, pronghorn, and grouse.
Funding for the easements will come from hunting and fishing license sales and Great Outdoors Colorado, which uses state lottery funds.