Conservation Funding Granted for Pueblo County Ranch

· Dec. 19, 2014, 4:28 pm

The Palmer Land Trust has received funding from Great Outdoors Colorado, or GOCO, to conserve a large working ranch just east of Pueblo.  

KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar has more. 

The conservation group says the 25,000-acre BX Ranch south of Boone is one of the largest working ranches in Pueblo County.

Palmer Land Trust Executive Director Rebecca Jewett says this funding will help preserve that history.

"An agricultural property like this that is going to maintain our ranching heritage is helping to sustain the agricultural economy that really our region has relied upon for many years."

Jewett says this grant from GOCO along with matching funds will be used to secure a conservation easement for the ranch, which means the land is protected from any future development.

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