Vail Daily letter: Beyond open space tax
Ryan Summerlin November 8, 2012
Did you know that:
– 75 percent of the conservation easements held by the Eagle Valley Land Trust did not use any money from the Eagle County Open Space Fund?
– Only 25 percent of the Land Trust’s local conservation projects utilized open space taxes?
Your local Land Trust currently holds 24 conservation easements for the benefit of our community. Of these 24 projects, only six included Eagle County Open Space money. Eighteen conservation easements were donated and/or privately funded without the use of Eagle County taxpayer dollars.
All conservation easements, whether donated or purchased, are benefiting our entire community and fueling our tourism economy by protecting open spaces, scenic views, wildlife habitat, historic lands, waterways and outdoor recreational opportunities for the people of Eagle County and our guests.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust is preserving the character of our community, one acre at a time.