Vail Daily column: Protecting the county’s future

Vail Daily column: Protecting the county’s future
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By scott miller

Protecting our community’s scenic beauty includes preserving our community’s remaining ranches. The towns of Vail, Avon, and Beaver Creek and Edwards are all located on former ranches. In all our surrounding counties, public funds have been spent on conserving ranches in addition to creating public access to publicly owned properties. Like other land trusts, Eagle Valley Land Trust utilizes conservation easements — permanent agreements with private landowners — to provide these landowners with an economically attractive alternative to someday selling land for development by compensating them now for forever limiting the development of their land. The compensation comes from state …

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