Rossi Ranch: “Devil’s Grave” Conserved – 840 Newly Protected Acres Along Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway!

    YVLT is thrilled to announce that its latest conservation project has been finalized: 840 acres of open rangeland along the picturesque Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway. “Rossi Ranch: Devil’s Grave“ is a working ranch parcel owned by brothers Dean Rossi and Jim Rossi that sits in an agricultural corridor of South Routt County.  […]

Glas Deffryn Ranch on the Yampa River: YVLT’s Latest Conservation Project

  YVLT is excited to announce the completion of our latest conservation easement: Glas Deffryn Ranch on the Yampa River! If you have ever traveled along Routt County Road 14 – the “gateway” to Stagecoach Reservoir State Park and the surrounding residential community – then you know firsthand what an idyllic stretch of Routt County […]

Critical Grouse Habitat and Scenic Foreground of Flat Top Mountains Conserved at Stillwater Ranch

  Thanks to funding from Great Outdoors Colorado, Routt County’s voter-approved Purchase of Development Rights Program and the Vernon Summer Revolving Loan Fund, and made possible by the landowners and Yampa Valley Land Trust supporters, a 724-acre conservation easement on Stillwater Ranch in South Routt County has been finalized!  YVLT’s latest conservation project preserves a […]

New Faces at YVLT’s Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve!

YVLT’s 250-acre Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve is a wildlife stronghold! Here are a few of the creatures YVLT has captured on game cameras at the Rehder Ranch in recent months (click to enlarge):   *Photos Courtesy of RRNP Caretaker Ryan Gelling and his friend Erin Birtwistle*

YVLT Acquires Conservation Easement on Yampa River Property: Iron Springs Ranch

The Yampa River Meandering Through Iron Springs Ranch Yampa Valley Land Trust Conserves Two Miles of the Yampa River on “Iron Springs Ranch” Yampa Valley Land Trust, Gates Family Foundation and Routt County’s Purchase of Development Rights (“PDR”) Program made a splash this year by conserving over two miles of the Yampa River on Iron […]