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 […]

The Sagebrush Sea — More Than What You See…

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The West is not the West Without Sagebrush!

To those who have witnessed it firsthand, the vast open expanses of the American West are simply unforgettable. The empty rolling landscapes which characterize this region are typically dominated by stands of sagebrush, dotting nearly every hillside as they bleed into the distant horizon. It seems incomprehensible that these ecosystems – so numerous and so […]

Routt County approves new conservation easement on Deep Creek

  Deep Creek Meadows Ranch Conserved, Safeguarding the Natural Character and Scenic Vistas of the South Elk River Valley Yampa Valley Land Trust recently finalized a new conservation project on a rustic agricultural property nestled in the scenic Elk River Valley, adding to a steadily-growing conservation corridor just north of Steamboat Springs. The 459-acre conservation […]

Richard (Bergquist) Ranch: A Colorado Centennial Ranch

YVLT Conserves Historic Ranch and Important Sage Grouse Habitat in Jackson County YVLT is expanding its presence in Jackson County, securing a conservation easement on the 1,715-acre Richard Ranch and bolstering conservation efforts in the area.  Located 11 miles west of Walden, the working ranch and its rolling sagebrush shrublands supply critical habitat for Greater […]