The 3,700-acre LK Ranch, owned by the Klinglesmith family, is located on the western edge of the agricultural heart of the White River Valley. The Klinglesmiths have a long and notable family history in the Valley dating back to the area’s first homesteaders. They continue their family’s ranching legacy with the conservation easement on their ranch held by Yampa Valley Land Trust.
The South Fork of the White River meanders through the Stillwater Valley nourishing eight miles of lush riparian vegetation, meadows and forests within the YZ Ranch. As a result of the extraordinary leadership and commitment made by Ross Wheeler and his family, this 5,280-acre ranch is now protected in a conservation easement held by Yampa Valley Land Trust. Continue reading “YZ Ranch”
Maxine (Trull) Turner’s ranch has been in her family since 1892 and now, the 747-acres is in a conservation easement held by Yampa Valley Land Trust. Turner stated she conserved her land in order “to preserve the land as God made it.”
The vistas from Fulton Ranch, 15 miles north of Hayden, are spectacular, especially in the fall when aspen groves shine like gold and the gambel oak flames red. The Elkhead, Bear’s Ears and Flattops mountains punctuate the distant horizons. Rising from 7,000 to 8,000 feet, the ranch looks out into expansive Elkhead Valley. In 2003, the property was protected from development by an easement held by the Yampa Valley Land Trust. Continue reading “Fulton Ranch”
Read about conservation projects in ACRES, a Periodic Report of the Yampa Valley Land Trust. This issue includes conservation at Warren Ranch, Mitchell Wainwright Ranch, 3-Waters Ranch, and Stanko Ranch-Haymeadow. Click here for more information.