Conserving Land and Water for 25 Years

MALT is proud of the thousands of acres we have been able to conserve with the partnership of our landowners to save scenic vistas, natural areas, wildlife habitat, water resources, working ranches and historic lands. 

MALT Announces the Conservation 140 acres in Jefferson County


Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has closed on a Conservation Easement on a 140 acre property near Centennial Cone in Jefferson County, one of MALT's priority areas.  The property has sweeping views of Denver and mountain vistas including Grays and Torreys peaks and is comprised of montane forest, aspen forest and glades. An interesting historical footnote:  the northwest corner of the property has a rock marker that was placed there by the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871.  This Conservation Easement fulfills the landowner's desire to ensure that the property's wildlife habitat, water resources and scenic vistas will be conserved forever.

MALT Announces the Conservation of 44 acres in Clear Creek County

Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has closed on a Conservation Easement on a stunning 44 acre property in East Clear Creek County.  The property has sweeping views of Mount Evans and includes Upper Bear Creek river frontage.  It provides an important habitat for mule deer, black bear and elk and based on the property's geological features it also offers quality mountain lion and bobcat habitat.  This Conservation Easement will ensure that the property's wildlife habitat, water resources and scenic vistas will be conserved forever. 
MALT Announces the Conservation of 80 acres in Teller County

Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) is pleased to announce closing on a Conservation Easement on an 80 acre property just outside of Divide, in Teller County.  Conserving this private property connects the surrounding Pike National Forest to maintain a valuable wildlife corridor.  The property features a large pond, several springs, and wooded hillsides, making for excellent wildlife habitat.  Moose, elk, mountain lions and eagles have all been spotted on the property.  There are also remnants of an 1850's homestead on the property that will be protected by the Conservation Easement.
MALT Announces the Conservation of 71 Acres near Bailey, CO

Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) has closed on a Conservation Easement on a beautiful 71 acre property near Bailey.  The property has breathtaking mountain and river views and includes a half-mile of river frontage on the North Fork of the South Platte River.  This Conservation Easement will ensure that the property's wildlife habitat and scenic vistas will be conserved forever.  The property was formerly owned by the Denver Wheel Club, a bicycling club, in the early 1900s.  The club used the property as a retreat and held bike races in the meadow near the river.  In the mid-1900s, the property was used as a church summer camp.  The current owners have owned the property since 1994.  MALT has been working with these owners for several years and is grateful for their determination to see this through to completion.

MALT Announces the Conservation of 50 Acres in Park County


MALT has closed on a Conservation Easement on a beautiful 50 acre property outside of Bailey near the Mount Evans Wilderness.  The property is an entire mountaintop known affectionately by the landowners as “The Family Mountain.”  The property boasts open meadows, aspen groves and a small spring, making for excellent wildlife habitat.  There are also several rustic cabins on the property dating to the early 1900’s.  Being on a mountaintop, there are stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding area, including the Mount Evans Wilderness.  The family has owned the property for three generations and it was the family’s dream to see it conserved forever. 

MALT Announces the Conservation of 80 Acres in Woodland Park

 

This 80 acre property is within the city limits of Woodland Park, and is bordered on the west by U.S. Forest Service land. There is an option for an environmental education center and public use with the possible future acquisition of the property by the City of Woodland Park.  This Conservation Easement preserves one-half mile of Trout Creek and its riparian habitat so important for numerous species of wildlife.  It also has several outstanding meadows, rocky outcroppings and natural plant communities which provide habitat for big-game species including elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey and mountain lion.  

MALT Announces the Conservation of 57 Acres in Jefferson County


Our latest Conservation Easement is another outstanding property.  Less than a half-mile from Conifer and Hwy 285, the Roller-Roller Conservation Easement consists of 57 acres off Pleasant Park Road and is adjoined on its southern boundary by the James Q. Newton Park.  The Property's current and proposed use is for the outdoor recreation by, and the education of, the general public. Access will be provided to the public through scheduled outdoor and conservation classes offered by government entities, conservation organizations and nonprofit entities. This Conservation Easement preserves an outstanding meadow, rocky outcroppings and several other natural plant communities which provide habitat for big-game species including elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey, and mountain lion.  

MALT Announces the Conservation of 254 Acres in Park County

This outstanding historic ranch property on Hwy 285, on the North Fork of the South Platte River is a familiar scenic vista. The Long Meadow Ranch now has a Conservation Easement on its 254 acres which include important water resources, migration corridors, nesting habitat and prime fish habitat. The ranch has been in working operation under the current ownership since the 1920s. It is also likely that ranch operations have been ongoing since the early 1880s. With the Conservation Easement in place, the property will continue to provide critical wildlife habitat and be an important corridor for wildlife movement.
MALT Announces the Conservation of 43 Acres in 
Jefferson County

Mountain Area Land Trust announces the conservation of 43 acres of land in Jefferson County. MALT's newest Conservation Easement is another jewel of a property and conserves an outstanding meadow and several other natural plant communities and wildlife habitats.
The property was homesteaded in the late 1800s and up until the 1950s was a working farm raising cattle, turkeys and potatoes. Historically, the land was part of the Chatfield Turkey Farm which raised and processed turkeys onsite. Today the property provides habitat for big-game species including elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey and mountain lion.

MALT Announces the Conservation of 87 Acres in Teller County


Mountain Area Land Trust is pleased to announce the conservation of 87 acres of land in Teller County. The property is located about 1.5 miles northwest of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and is just south and east of the Pike National Forest.

  

This beautiful property, which is visible to motorists travelling along U. S. Highway 24 is adjacent to the designated "Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway."  The property provides habitat for big-game species including elk, mule deer, black bear and mountain lion, all of which generally prefer large areas with low levels of human activity.  The property also provides habitat for numerous non-game wildlife species including resident and migratory birds and small mammals.  The primary conservation values of the property are wildlife habitat, relatively natural plant communities and open space.

MALT Announces the Conservation of 70 Acres in Jefferson County


Mountain Area Land Trust is pleased to announce the conservation of 70 acres of land that has been preserved on Upper Bear Creek outside of Evergreen. The property protects relatively natural habitat for mountain lion, black bear, turkey, mule deer, elk, mourning dove, dusky grouse, skunk, bobcat, fox, coyote, raccoon, porcupine, rabbit, and squirrel. In addition to wildlife habitat, the property also preserves open space and provides scenic enjoyment for all who drive along Upper Bear Creek Road and all who enjoy the natural character of the area.

MALT Announces the Conservation of 644 Acres in Park County


Mountain Area Land Trust is pleased to announce the conservation of 644 acres in Park County. The property adjoins 765 acres previously donated by the same landowner. Mountain Area Land Trust and the landowner worked together to ensure that more than 1,400 acres of land will continue to provide wonderful wide open spaces, just a few miles southeast of Fairplay.

 

The property is highly visible from State Highway 9, which is adjacent to the property for almost 2 miles and is an important highway corridor linking southeast Colorado to the mountain resorts in Summit County. The property is also visible from U.S. Highway 285, an important highway corridor linking the Denver region with the recreation and vacation opportunities in central Colorado.

 

The property contains grasslands and wetlands that provide food, shelter, breeding grounds and migration corridors for numerous wildlife species. The Property serves as important habitat for species such as elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and numerous songbirds, amphibians and small mammals. Portions of the property have been identified as potential habitat for mountain plover, a Colorado species of special concern.  The property will continue to be grazed by livestock, as it has traditionally been used, since being homesteaded in the late 1800s.