Legacy Parks Foundation Executive Director Carol Evans met recently with Dr. Bob Collier and his wife Louise to create a conservation easement on 12 acres adjacent to Beaver Creek near the Powell branch library. The Colliers wanted to preserve the land forever to prevent future development.
The Collier easement assures the land will remain in the natural state regardless of ownership and will complement the greater Beaver Creek Watershed project that aims to protect and restore the naturally functioning ecosystem while enhancing recreational opportunities.
“This easement on the Collier property requires it to stay in a natural state as a refuge,” Evans said. The easement goes with the land in perpetuity, regardless of ownership. Foothills Land Conservancy will manage the easement.
Through the years, Legacy Parks has helped other landowners preserve over 1,000 acres throughout the region, and is also able to accept gifts of land to preserve it for future generations.