Acquisitions of Open Space
Acquisitions of open spaces are one of the most important functions of the Open Space and Trails Department. To date, close to 16,000 acres of open space are protected through land acquisitions, conservation easement donations, access easements, and in partnerships with other agencies. Since 1995, Open Space and Trails has made over 330 property acquisitions and worked with over 200 landowners to preserve their properties as a legacy for present and future generations.
Summit County bought and preserved 1,257 acres for the public in 2018, a banner year for land conservationQuoted from the Summit Daily, January 5, 2019
by Deepan Dutta
Summit County bought and preserved 1,257 acres for the public in 2018, a banner year for land conservation Summit County's Open Space and Trails department saw a productive 2018, increasing the community's share of protected wilderness and agricultural heritage while extending the county's rambling trail network for the public to see, smell and hear more of the High Rockies paradise.