Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

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    Sinking roots in stewardship

    The sole function of land — its ecosystems and all life therein — is to perpetuate itself. Plants or creatures at every (in)conceivable scale feast upon one another, building soil, circulating water, and distributing byproducts — infinitely. Land is nourishment; it’s that simple.
    A simple concept, but easy to… read more →

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    A closer look at Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

    “If you want to walk in the grocery store and buy something that was grown locally, that tastes good, then you’ve got to invest resources in protecting the land base.”
    This is the vision and mission of Acquisition and Special Projects Director Dale Will, with Pitkin County Open Space… read more →

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    Lease appeal dismissed by Pitkin County Manager

    At the end of January, a competitive lease application process for Pitkin County-owned agricultural land at the Glassier Open Space property in Basalt selected its winner, the Marigold Livestock Co.
    On Feb. 1, 2021, José Miranda, one of the other applicants and founder of Rocking TT Bar, filed a… read more →

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    Conserved ranch looks to future

    At the end of 2020, a conservation easement that had been in negotiation for more than five years came to fruition. Sunfire Ranch, over 1,200 acres near the confluence of the Crystal River and Thompson Creek, sold a $10M conservation easement to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (PCOST). Support… read more →