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How does the Eagle Valley Land Trust protect land?

by Bergen Tjossem

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 character and quality of live in Eagle County. By working with the owners of this area’s special open lands, the Land Trust has ensured the permanent protection of more than 7,300 acres in and around the Eagle River Valley. The land that the organization has protected in perpetuity includes:

  • the historic Taylor City on Tennessee Pass
  • 4.5 miles of Eagle River frontage
  • 3 miles of Colorado River frontage
  • 1,800 acres of land that is now part of Sylvan Lake State Park
  • historic ranchlands that include homesteaders’ cabins and a pioneer schoolhouse
  • the famous East Vail Waterfall
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