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Buffehr Creek

by Bergen Tjossem


Sustaining Council Underwriter:

Jamie Pitt Miller


Guardian Level Underwriters:

Tina Nielsen and Andrew Littman


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Tucked away behind a ridge on the north side of I-70 in Vail is the growing Buffehr Creek neighborhood. Here, developer/builder Ed Zneimer has creatively used a conservation easement on nine acres of land to help shape growth and to protect public access to US Forest Service lands, including the popular North Trail.

This south-facing site is primarily an alpine grass and montane environment. It is populated by big and small game as well as numerous non-game species.

The property’s scenic vistas include sandstone outcrops, fractured upthrusts of granite and inspiring pinnacles. Some visible geologic formations can be dated to the Pre-Cambrian period dating back more than 1.7 billion years.