How the Eagle County swap would work
Eagle County, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY ” Two parcels now owned by the State Land Board would go to the Forest Service. These include a 640-acre area on the eastern flank of the Lake Creek Valley, and a 640-acre area on the north side of I-70 on the hillside above the Shaw Cancer Center.
By giving the land by Lake Creek to the Forest Service, another 160-acre parcel in the area owned by the Forest Service would be connected to the rest of the forest, and would no longer be a candidate for sale by the federal government.
Two properties now owned by the Forest Service would go to Avon. The first is a 478-acre area between Wildridge and Singletree, which has been a target for development for a decade. The other is a 85-acre area on the north side of the Eagle River across from Eagle-Vail. Conservation easements held by the Eagle Valley Land Trust will ensure this land remains open space.
A 150-acre parcel owned by the Forest Service on the west flank of Lake Creek will be given to Eagle County. This area will be protected by a conservation easement held by the land trust.
A 40-acre parcel by Eagle-Vail owned by the Forest Service will be given to the State Land Board. This area will be adjacent to another 640-acre parcel owned by the land board in Eagle-Vail, and both could be “upzoned” by the county so they could be developed, as recommended by the Urban Land Institute Study commissioned by the Eagle-Vail Metro District.