Sept. 27, 2019 — About a year and a half ago we partnered with the Independence Pass Foundation to purchase the Grandview Lode, a nine-acre parcel in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness in Colorado.
Private ownership of this land would have opened it up to development, road construction and the disruption of vital habitat for threatened and endangered plants.
Today I am happy to share with you that we have transferred this property to the public for permanent protection with the U.S. Forest Service.
The Grandview Lode is connected to the Spotted Tail Lode, a 10-acre property we purchased at the same time. Both parcels are within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and located in the view plane of the preserved ghost town of Independence and State Highway 82, a Colorado Scenic Byway.
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