Posts Tagged ‘colorado conservation’

Fall on the Sleeping Dog Ranch

October 10th, 2013

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The 309-acre Sleeping Dog Ranch, located in the picturesque San Juan Mountain Range offers recreational opportunities with nearby access to Gunnison National Park. This area offers some of the best fishing and hunting in the state, all within close proximity to the resort town of Gunnison. With exceptional dry fly and streamer fishing on 2 miles of enhanced Cebolla Creek and plus the incredible big game hunting, Sleeping Dog Ranch is rich with sporting tradition.

Click here for more information and to view the brochure on Sleeping Dog Ranch

Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

July 6th, 2012

A recent article from The Denver Post says that this year’s looming drought has prompted a new push to prevent harm to streams and rivers by temporarily leasing water normally diverted to household taps, farms and ranchlands. Water authorities and conservation groups say that these leases ensure sufficient water in streams and rivers will mean the difference between life and death for fish, bugs, animals and riparian vegetation.  » More: Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

Upslope Craft Lager Supports Colorado Trout Unlimited

November 29th, 2011

Boulder-based Upslope Brewing recently launched its long-awaited Craft Lager. The label on the can features the Colorado TU logo and the phrase “1% for Rivers,” demonstrating the brewery’s support of rivers in Colorado. Upslope will be donating 1% of the revenue from sales of the lager to Colorado TU.  Click here for more information.

Arapahoe County makes its biggest ever open-space purchase

January 17th, 2011

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Arapahoe County last month purchased 2,800 acress of open space, the largest acquisition ever under the county’s open-space program. 

The county paid $2.69M for the Bradbury Bijou Creek Ranch, a family cattle grazing operation near Byers since 1958.

The land, about 50 miles east of Denver is bordered by 12,000 acres of conserved lands, including the West Bijou Conservation Easement to the east and Plains Conservation Center to the south. 

Check out the full article at http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_17053073

8th Annual 2010 Celebrity Hunt for a Cure

January 10th, 2011

huntforacure045Live Water Properties sponsored the “Celebrity Hunt for a Cure” 8th annual pheasant hunt, held October 1-3, 2010 at the Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge on Lake Oahe.  The annual event is produced by Hunter’s Dream for a Cure Foundation, created by Robb and Wendy Nelson of Colorado in memory of their son, Hunter.  Hunter had the rare brain disease Sturge-Weber Syndrome and died unexpectedly of a seizure in May 2005.  He was five years old.  » More: 8th Annual 2010 Celebrity Hunt for a Cure

Environmentally-Friendly Ranch Real Estate Investment

July 20th, 2009

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The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Said Business School has published an excellent article entitled “Blended Value Investing: Innovations in Real Estate.”

This article defines Blended Value Investing as investment that focuses not only on meeting defined financial return targets, but on preserving and creating ecological conservation value as well.  The paper focuses specifically on Blended Value Investing in real estate, and begins by listing the vehicles available to invest in such properties.  These vehicles are niche-individual deals, funds, and a marketplace.  Since much ecological and conservation-based real estate investment involves large tracts of land that trade infrequently, niche deals and funds provide the best way to access this kind of investment.

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