Author: Jim Daus

Countywide Collaboration Creates 100 Acre Conservation Easement

  Click the above image to enlarge the protected lands map. In a place where adventure and learning never hibernate, you can add land preservation to that list. On Tuesday, December 20th, Walking Mountains...

HIKING WITH EAGLE VALLEY LAND TRUST

Community Land Connection Series

What: Join Eagle Valley Land trust to explore conserved lands throughout Eagle county. Each month we will be leading a nature hike on a different public conservation easement in Eagle County. Each hike is...

2015 Supporters

Sustaining Council ($10,000+) Mr. and Mrs. Jay Precourt Mr. Kent Erickson and Ms. Barbara Krichbaum Mr. and Mrs. David C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cargill II The George Family Foundation Mr. and...

2016 Supporters

Sustaining Council ($10,000+) George Family Foundation Molly and Jay Precourt Jody and David Smith Kent Erickson and Barbara Krichbaum Kathy and Jim Cargill II Christiane Hepfer Tara and Bob Levine Pam and Ben Peternell...

Community Land Connection Series – Nature Hike

Join Eagle Valley Land Trust Stewardship Manager, Jessica Foulis, Town of Vail Watershed Education Coordinator, Peter Wadden, and Eagle River Watershed Council Projects and Events Coordinator, Brooke Ranney, as we explore Meadow Creek Open...

BUD GATES

Bud Gates Memorial Fund

Bud Gates once said, “before you train kids, you should train a horse.” You see, Bud understood that there are many ways that the ranching lifestyle – hard work, discipline, and care for the...

COLORADO RIVER CORRIDOR CAMPAIGN

Colorado River Corridor Campaign

Have you driven the Colorado River Road recently?  Development threatens this extraordinary, intact, natural landscape just north of the Vail Valley. We hope that as you learn more you will be moved to make...

WE LIKE LAKE CREEK CAMPAIGN

The “We Like Lake Creek!” Campaign

The Lake Creek Valley has been a focus of your local Land Trust for many years.  We believe Lake Creek should be saved and preserved in its natural state!  Thus, we remain focused on...

Dewey Park

Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle County Open Space partnered to complete the Dewey Park Conservation Easement on October 31.  This highly visible property lies along the east bank of the Colorado River, just...

ABRAMS CREEK

Abrams Creek

The Abrams Creek open space deal took 15 years, and was worth every minute, said John Staight, town of Eagle’s open space coordinator. After Eagle, Eagle County and the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee signed...

CORDILLERA RIDGELINE

Cordillera Ridgeline

Annual Stewardship Underwritten by Allison and Frank Navarro This exciting landscape preservation project in the Lake Creek valley is another partnership between the Eagle Valley Land Trust, US Forest Service and Eagle County’s Open...

How do I determine the value of a donated easement?

Only a qualified real estate appraiser can determine the value of an easement donation for tax purposes. The appraiser will consider the property’s ‘highest and best use’ — under current zoning — and its...

If I donate an easement, what are the tax benefits?

A gift of a conservation easement frequently benefits a landowner by permanently protecting the important conservation qualities of the property without the landowner having to give up ownership, and by creating immediate tax advantages....

What happens to the easement if I sell the land or die?

A conserved land may be sold or passed down to one’s heirs. The easement agreement remains a permanent part of the title and will run with the land even after its transfer. The landowner...

What is a conservation easement?

A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a charitable organization or government entity that permanently preserves scenic or agricultural open space, natural habitat, or recreational areas (conservation values) for...

How does the Eagle Valley Land Trust protect land?

The Eagle Valley Land Trust is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1982 to preserve the important wildlife habitat, magnificent scenic vistas and historic ranching heritage that are integral to the...

WEBSTER

Webster

In 1998, longtime Vail resident George Webster protected the 377-acre Webster Ranch with a conservation easement in order to maintain forever the open space, agricultural productivity, wildlife habitat and scenic qualities of the land....

WALDEN

Walden

The Walden easement on Yarmony Mountain consists of 75.6 acres north and east of Bond along Copper Spur Road, near the Routt County border. This beautiful site features a varied terrain. A band of...

TAYLOR CITY

Taylor City

The Eagle Valley Land Trust often has opportunities to visit remarkable open space properties in the more remote parts of Eagle County . Even with our strong commitment to conservation, our county-wide orientation usually...