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Posts Tagged ‘conservation easement’

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Long’s Gardens and the adjacent community gardens cover 25 acres in the heart of Boulder. Those who visit Long’s Gardens at 3240 Broadway experience a unique piece of Boulder’s heritage that is like stepping back in time. The Long family has [...]

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

Setting aside large parcels of land in the center of a city for agricultural purposes is bad for sustainability and not in line with the mission of Boulder's Open Space program. I am referring in particular to the proposal to purchase a permanent [...]

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

I learned last Thursday that conservation easements in Boulder County are incredibly valuable—if you’re a real estate speculator. Here’s what you do: Find a nice piece of land that’s under conservation easement. Buy it (relatively) cheap [...]

Precedent-Setting Decision on Conservation Easements Scheduled for Thursday

Precedent-Setting Decision on Conservation Easements Scheduled for Thursday

Last December, Boulder County Commissioners heard public testimony on a proposed change to a series of conservation easements the county holds on a 1,500-acre parcel outside of Lyons.  This Thursday, March 8, commissioners will make a decision [...]

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

This year, Boulder County spent almost $600,000 purchasing conservation easements. The county has spent more than $23 million over the past decade and around $66 million since the conservation easement program began. Meanwhile, county commissioners [...]