Another Piece of Smith Hill is Saved

It is with great excitement and immense gratitude to announce that Kikel Lot 3 is now owned by the Town of Crested Butte with a conservation easement held by the Crested Butte Land Trust. This 59-acre parcel between Lupine 2 and Gunsight Connector trails will now be conserved forever. It is thanks to our dedicated supporters and partner organizations that this scenic stretch of land will continue to thrive as important wildlife habitat, historic cattle grazing lands, and remain accessible to the public for continued recreation on well-loved local trails.

With a $1 million contribution from the Town of Crested Butte, $123,700 from the Gunnison County Land Preservation Fund, $115,000 from 1% for Open Space, and over $300,000 in generous contributions from supporters like you, another slice of paradise has been saved.

Once again, our community has come together and succeeded in a common goal. Our valley recognizes how important conservation and stewardship are to our local lands and natural environment. We are humbled to have resounding community support to swiftly save this parcel of land from development. Without these collaborative efforts, our work could not be as comprehensive nor as impactful. For this, we thank you and look forward to stewarding your lands for generations to come.

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