Schutt Conservation Project Complete

Schutt Conservation Project Complete

We are excited to share that 107 acres of the Slate River Wetlands is now conserved forever!

The Crested Butte Land Trust is honored to work with the property owners, Suzanne and Bob Schutt on this landmark conservation project.

Situated between Town Ranch and Riverbend, this parcel of land includes 1.2 miles of the Slate River and is defined by a mosaic of wet meadows, ponds, abundant wildlife and water resources. Teeming with biodiversity and serving as an important migratory corridor, we are thrilled that this open space will be protected forever.

This conservation easement will also ensure that the public will have access to the property’s winter Nordic ski trail and a portion of the Deli Trail connecting Town to neighborhoods and trails to the south. Thank you to Suzanne and Bob Schutt, for electing to conserve their land.

Thank you also to Bob and Suzanne Schutt,, the Town of Crested Butte, 1% for Open Space, the Gunnison Valley Land Preservation Fund, Great Outdoors Colorado, and individual donors for helping fund this important conservation project.