Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area
did the Teller County government buy Catamount Ranch in the first place?
The primary intent was to protect the land. This goal was met by the Conservation Easement, which is a
legal deed restriction. It protects the land in perpetuity and substantially
restricts any present and future uses on the property to maintain prescribed
Is it about the protection
of the land?
Yes. The County purchased the property
with idea it would serve three open-land protection functions:
a) Buffer/In holding;
b) Natural Areas and Nongame Wildlife Habitat; and c) Community Separators.
Will there be general
Yes, in 2006. Our target opening date will be in early summer. Parks Division
staff will be working throughout the fall and winter updating management plans,
writing grants, securing funds and volunteer support, and constructing a
trailhead and trail linkages to meet our goals. In the meantime, the Catamount
Institute will continue to offer group educational programs and hikes on both
Institute and county-owned property. For current access
policies, click here.
Where did the money come from to buy the property?
For a detailed description of the sources of funds for the $1.1 million purchase
of Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area,
Why is land being traded with The Catamount Institute?
Teller County will be trading 35-acre parcels with the Catamount Institute. The
trade will provide the County with property adjacent to Edlowe Road (County Road
#28), and the opportunity to create a trailhead and trail linkages into the
remainder of the Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area that easily accessible
to Teller County residents. In addition, the trade gives the Catamount
Institute 35 acres adjacent to its current property.
Are there other questions that you have regarding the Catamount Ranch Resource
Please contact the Administration office at (719)687-8812, and we will be happy to help.