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 […]

Yampa River Festival: Celebrating One of the Last Relatively Free-flowing Rivers in the American West

Crowds flock to Charlie’s Hole in downtown Steamboat Springs to watch brave souls tackle the Yampa’s surging whitewater. This weekend (June 3rd), the Yampa River Festival returns to Steamboat Springs to celebrate its 36th season of raising awareness for and protecting the Yampa River – the lifeblood of Northwest Colorado.  The Yampa River is a […]

The Improbable Comeback of River Otter in Northwest Colorado

Once upon a time, river otters could be found in nearly every significant river drainage throughout Colorado.  But habitat loss and degradation, overtrapping, and water quality issues decimated otter populations, culminating in 1906 when the last known native river otter in the state was killed on a stretch of the Yampa River.  From that point […]

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 […]